EU cooperation with partner countries in the Horn of Africa on return, readmission and reintegration
Question for written answer E-000312-18
to the Commission
Kathleen Van Brempt (S&D)
Since 2016, the thematic meetings of the Khartoum Process have been focusing on visa facilitation and return, readmission and reintegration of migrants, therefore widening the mandate of the process and providing a political framework for cooperation. However, the Action Fiche for the implementation of the Horn of Africa Window on the ‘Facility on Sustainable and Dignified Return and Reintegration in support of the Khartoum Process’ specifies that no readmission agreements are currently in place between the EU and the countries of the Horn of Africa.
Could the Commission please specify all the concrete actions which have been taken so far within this framework to facilitate returns from EU Member States to partner countries in the Horn of Africa, and more specifically Sudan?