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Parliamentary questions
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18 April 2019
E-002037-19
Question for written answer E-002037-19
to the Commission
Rule 130
Rachida Dati (PPE)

 Subject:  State of play regarding readmission agreements
 Answer in writing 

The number of return decisions issued in the EU in 2017 was 4% greater than in 2016. However, these decisions are not accompanied by a similar increase in the number of returns actually carried out, as the effective return rate went from 45.8% in 2016 to 36.6% in 2017.

It is necessary that third-country nationals in an irregular situation who are not entitled to remain on the territory of the Union are returned to their country of origin. Discussions are still ongoing on the conclusion of readmission agreements with countries such as Nigeria and Tunisia. Cooperation with Asian countries would appear to be improving, notably through specific actions such as the establishment of an electronic platform with Pakistan for the processing of readmission requests, or the introduction of procedures with Bangladesh for the verification of nationality by electronic means.

What is the state of play of the negotiations for the conclusion of new readmission agreements with third countries?

Does the Commission plan to continue to develop technological means to facilitate readmission?

Original language of question: FR 
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