EPIM Policy Update September 2014

EPIM Policy Update September 2014

The September 2014 edition of the EPC Policy Update specifically prepared for organisations engaged in EPIM is now available online.

EPIM has commissioned the European Policy Centre, a Brussels-based think tank, to produce regular EPC Policy Updates. These focussed analyses have the aim of supporting the advocacy work being done by organisations engaged in EPIM by providing information on a range of recent EU-level policy-making, legislation and jurisprudence relevant to EPIM’s three focus areas:

(1) Asylum seekers;
(2) Undocumented Migrants; and
(3) Equality, integration and social inclusion of vulnerable migrants.

Key highlights of this Policy Update include:

  • the European Council strategic guidelines for the area of freedom, security and justice;
  • the priorities for the upcoming Council Presidencies (Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg) in the area of migration;
  • the announcement of a “Frontex Plus” operation replacing the Mare Nostrum operation in the Mediterranean Sea;
  • the Commission proposal amending the Dublin III Regulation with regard to unaccompanied minors;
  • the Justice and Home Affairs Council conclusions on Return Policy;
  • European Court of Justice case law on the Return Directive and Family Reunification;
  • and upcoming events at EU level.