Migration: plenary to adopt two funds to support asylum and border policies
MEPs will debate two EU funds to help member states manage migration flows, ease integration of third-country nationals and enhance border management.
The 2021-2027 Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund, worth €9.88 billion, aims to strengthen the common asylum policy, develop legal migration in line with member states’ needs, support the integration of third-country nationals, and contribute to the fight against irregular migration. At Parliament’s request, the money should also serve to push member states to share the responsibility of hosting refugees and asylum-seekers more fairly across the EU.
With €6.24 billion to be spent over seven years, the Integrated Border Management Fund should help to strengthen external border management while ensuring fundamental rights are respected. It will also contribute to a common, harmonised visa policy, and introduce protective measures for vulnerable people arriving in Europe, notably unaccompanied children.
Following a debate on Tuesday, plenary is expected to endorse the informal agreements on both funds reached with the Council in December 2020.
Procedure: ordinary legislative procedure, second reading agreement
Debate: Tuesday 6 July
Vote: Wednesday 7 July