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Parliamentary questions
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11 March 2021
Priority question for written answer  P-001380/2021
to the Commission
Rule 138
Jean-Paul Garraud (ID), Julie Lechanteux (ID), France Jamet (ID), Nicolas Bay (ID), Jean-François Jalkh (ID), Virginie Joron (ID), Herve Juvin (ID), Joëlle Mélin (ID), Gilbert Collard (ID)
 Answer in writing 
 Subject: Unaccompanied minors entering the European Union

According to the European Asylum Support Office, the number of asylum seekers in the European Union applying as unaccompanied minors increased by 1% in 2020 over the previous year, accounting for 4% of all applications.

This figure can be explained by the fact that many illegal immigrants who arrive with no identification documents claim to be minors in order to receive the international protection due to minors, which means they will not be forced to leave the territory.

The Migration and Asylum Pact lays down that migrant minors shall receive education for the two months following submission of their application for asylum.

1. Will the Commission state, for each year from 2012 to 2020, how many migrants who were deemed to be minors entered Europe?

2. Will it state how and by whom the education for the migrant minors for the two months following submission of their application for asylum will be financed?

3. Does the Commission have an estimate of the number of people who might enter the European Union as a result of the strengthening of the right to family reunification it plans to introduce with the Migration and Asylum Pact, which is currently under discussion?


(1)This question is supported by Members other than the authors: Hélène Laporte (ID), Dominique Bilde (ID)
Original language of question: FR
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