Motion for a resolution - B9-0160/2023Motion for a resolution

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Member States planning to outsource asylum centres outside the EU


pursuant to Rule 143 of the Rules of Procedure

Tom Vandendriessche, Roman Haider, Nicolaus Fest, Guido Reil, Gerolf Annemans, Susanna Ceccardi, Teuvo Hakkarainen, Bernhard Zimniok, Gianantonio Da Re, Charlie Weimers, Jean‑François Jalkh, Eric Minardi, Jean‑Paul Garraud, Aurélia Beigneux, Philippe Olivier, Patricia Chagnon, Virginie Joron, André Rougé, Annika Bruna, Emmanouil Fragkos, Jean‑Lin Lacapelle, Catherine Griset, Joachim Kuhs, Anders Vistisen, Filip De Man, Dominique Bilde


Motion for a European Parliament resolution on Member States planning to outsource asylum centres outside the EU

The European Parliament,

 having regard to Article 2 of the Treaty on European Union,

 having regard to Rule 143 of its Rules of Procedure,

A. whereas the number of asylum applications lodged in EU+ countries either reached or exceeded the 100 000 mark in September, October, and November 2022; whereas the number of asylum applications has reached the highest levels since 2015-2016;

B. whereas the massive influx of asylum applicants has put national asylum systems under tremendous pressure and exceeded reception capacity;

C. whereas certain Member States, including Denmark and the Netherlands, have called for reception centres to be set up outside the EU; whereas Rwanda was mentioned as a potential partner in setting up these asylum centres;

1. Welcomes the initiatives of Member States to receive asylum seekers outside the EU;

2. Stresses that the reception of asylum seekers should be organised in their own region; considers that the right to asylum is not a right of residence;

3. Calls on the Commission to support Member States in setting up asylum centres in partnership with countries outside the EU; calls on the Commission to investigate setting up such partnerships with more non-EU countries;

4. Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Commission, the Council and the Member States.

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