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Parliamentary questions
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10 May 2019
Answer given by Mr Avramopoulos on behalf of the European Commission
Question reference: E-001107/2019

While family reunification is regulated by the Family Reunification Directive 2003/86/EC for sponsors who are third-country nationals legally residing in the EU, and by the Freedom of Movement Directive 2004/38/EC for ‘sponsors’ who are ‘mobile’ EU citizens (EU citizens who move to or reside in another Member State than that of their nationality), there are currently no such EU rules for ‘sponsors’ who are EU citizens residing in a Member State of which they are nationals.

It results that the admission conditions and rights of third-country nationals who are parents of ‘non-mobile’ EU citizens are, as a rule, a matter solely for the national authorities concerned and that the Commission has no competence to intervene as regards the issues referred to by the Honourable Member.

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