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Procedure : 2015/0314(NLE)
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Document selected : A8-0170/2016

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A8-0170/2016

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PV 26/05/2016 - 6.5
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P8_TA(2016)0232

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Thursday, 26 May 2016 - Brussels Final edition
Provisional measures in the area of international protection for the benefit of Sweden *
P8_TA(2016)0232A8-0170/2016

European Parliament legislative resolution of 26 May 2016 on the proposal for a Council decision establishing provisional measures in the area of international protection for the benefit of Sweden in accordance with Article 9 of Council Decision (EU) 2015/1523 and Article 9 of Council Decision (EU) 2015/1601 establishing provisional measures in the area of international protection for the benefit of Italy and Greece (COM(2015)0677 – C8-0017/2016 – 2015/0314(NLE))

(Consultation)

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to the Commission proposal to the Council (COM(2015)0677),

–  having regard to Article 78(3) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, pursuant to which the Council consulted Parliament (C8‑0017/2016),

–  having regard to Rule 59 of its Rules of Procedure,

–  having regard to the report of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (A8-0170/2016),

1.  Approves the Commission proposal as amended;

2.  Calls on the Commission to alter its proposal accordingly, in accordance with Article 293(2) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union;

3.  Calls on the Council to notify Parliament if it intends to depart from the text approved by Parliament;

4.  Asks the Council to consult Parliament again if it intends to substantially amend the Commission proposal;

5.  Instructs its President to forward its position to the Council and the Commission.

Text proposed by the Commission   Amendment
Amendment 1
Proposal for a decision
Recital 5
(5)  Sweden faces an emergency situation characterised by a sudden inflow of nationals of third countries in its territory due to a sharp shift of migratory flows. On 8 December Sweden formally requested the suspension of its obligations under Council Decisions (EU) 2015/1523 and (EU) 2015/1601.
(5)  Sweden faces an emergency situation characterised by a sudden inflow of nationals of third countries in its territory due to a sharp shift of migratory flows. On 8 December 2015 Sweden formally requested the suspension of its obligations under Council Decisions (EU) 2015/1523 and (EU) 2015/1601, having to face both challenges of being a country of first arrival and final destination.
Amendment 2
Proposal for a decision
Recital 9
(9)  Sweden has in 2015 by far the highest number of applicants for international protection per capita in the EU (11 503 applicants per million inhabitants).
(9)  Sweden had in 2015 by far the highest number of applicants for international protection per capita in the EU (11 503 applicants per million inhabitants) and in March 2016 received a total of 170 104 applicants, of which 73 331 were children, including 36 181 unaccompanied minors.
Amendment 3
Proposal for a decision
Recital 10
(10)  Sweden is also facing a difficult situation because of the significant recent increase in the number of unaccompanied minors, with one out of four applicants claiming to be an unaccompanied minor.
(10)  Sweden is also facing a difficult situation because of the significant recent increase in the number of unaccompanied minors, with one out of four applicants claiming to be unaccompanied minors, who have special needs and require additional resources in order to provide access to health care, dignified accommodation and education according to Union asylum rules.
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