Immigration to Europe is a complex and multidimensional phenomenon that needs to be addressed by the European institutions from a strategic point of view ranging from development cooperation with countries of origin and trade policy including arm control to border control via integration policy including reception measures, whilst ensuring the strictest respect for human rights.
Can the Commission report on the progress made towards achieving the objectives set in the Strategy for Africa, specifically with regard to strengthening the links between migration and development and promoting codevelopment, voluntary return, reintegration in the countries of origin? What incentives is the Commission using to foster the creation of integrated regional markets in the various sub-Saharan regions?
How does it intend to implement the legal immigration plan envisaged in the Hague Programme, which it submitted in December 2005?
How does the Commission intend to organise itself to deal with this integrated approach and ensure clear lines of communication and decision-making so that its policies and actions move in a complementary direction?