Illegal Immigration Sanctions

Financial penalties on passenger carriers Directive 2001/51/EC supplementing Article 26 of the Convention implementing the Schengen Agreement This directive aims to combat illegal immigration by harmonising the financial penalties imposed by European Union (EU) countries on passenger carriers for transporting non-EU nationals who are not properly documented. KEY POINTS It supplements Article 26 of the […]

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Migration Systems

Immigration liaison officers’ network Regulation (EU) 2019/1240 — creation of a European network of immigration liaison officers EU migration policy aims to replace irregular and uncontrolled migration with migration that is safe and well-managed, through a comprehensive approach aimed at ensuring efficient migration management. The regulation lays down rules aiming to ensure good cooperation, coordination […]

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Returning Illegal Immigrants

Returning illegal immigrants — common standards and procedures Directive 2008/115/EC – common standards and procedures for returning illegally staying non-EU nationals It aims to ensure the EU has an effective and humane return policy as a necessary element of a well-managed migration policy. It establishes a common set of rules for the return of non-EU […]

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Anti-Trafikking

Residence permit for victims of human trafficking Residence permits of temporary duration may be issued to non-EU nationals who are victims of trafficking in human beings or (optionally) the subject of an illegal immigration action. It is hoped that this will encourage them to cooperate with the competent authorities whilst providing them with adequate protection. […]

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Refugee Crisis Aid

External EU action to address the refugee crisis Joint Communication — JOIN(2015) 40 final — Refugee crisis in Europe: the role of EU External Action — It describes the measures the EU is taking beyond its borders to tackle the refugee crisis. Precedence is being given to initiatives that have an immediate impact on migration flows, […]

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Asylum

Refugees and stateless persons — common standards for qualification Directive 2011/95/EU — common standards for the qualification and international protection of refugees and stateless persons It aims to: lay down common standards for the identification of non-EU citizens or stateless persons genuinely in need of international protection in the EU, either as refugees or as […]

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Schengen System

The Schengen area and cooperation The Schengen area and cooperation are founded on the Schengen Agreement of 1985. The Schengen area represents a territory where the free movement of persons is guaranteed. The signatory states to the agreement have abolished all internal borders in lieu of a single external border. Here common rules and procedures […]

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Borders

European border surveillance system (Eurosur) To improve integrated border management and to prevent cross-border crime and illegal immigration, the European Union (EU) created the European border surveillance system (Eurosur). Regulation (EU) No 1052/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2013 establishing the European border surveillance system (Eurosur). In October 2013, […]

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Visas

Visa Code This regulation establishes the procedures and conditions for issuing visas for short stays in and transit through the territories of EU countries. It also lists the non-EU countries whose nationals are required to hold an airport transit visa when passing through the international transit areas of EU airports and establishes the procedures and […]

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