This week EU leaders will meet to finalise an agreement with Turkey aimed at stemming the flow of migrants along the Balkan route. European Conservatives and Reformists group home affairs spokesman Timothy Kirkhope MEP has written to all 28 EU leaders and the Presidents of the European Council and Commission urging a rethink of the agreement.
Today the European Commission released its report on the implementation of the priority actions under the European Agenda for Migration for Italy, Greece and the Western Balkans as well a report on the implementation of the EU-Turkey Joint Action Plan. The commission also took a series of infringement decisions and held discussions on the management of the Schengen Border, ahead of next week’s European Council meeting.
It is my view that the UK proposals, that we now have, are the basis of a good deal, a deal which includes all four of my Prime Minister's issues, and which, with this progress, could be convincingly put to the British people.
Proposals to reform the EU's Dublin Regulation should focus on helping to better implement rules in place, not to reinvent the wheel, Timothy Kirkhope MEP, said today as he sent a list of proposals for Dublin reform to the European Commission.
Checking the criminal records of people entering the EU marks an important step in delivering more confidence in migration, and has long been called for by European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) MEP Timothy Kirkhope.
EU countries should offer help to those countries facing major migratory flows, but it should also enforce the rules already in place before proposing more sovereignty be pooled under the border guard proposal being published today.
A provisional deal on EU rules regulating the use of air passengers' data to fight terrorism and serious crime came within sight at the fifth "trilogue” (three-way talks between Parliament, Council and Commission negotiators) on Wednesday afternoon.
The European Union will probably broaden a plan for airlines to give national governments in Europe information on passengers because of heightened terrorism concerns following this month’s attacks in Paris, said a leading EU lawmaker.
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