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Other Acts - (19/07/2012)

Type: Acts of the European Union: Opinion of the Committee of the Regions on the global approach to migration and mobility

Authority: European Authorities - European Union (Comitee of the Regions)

Date: 07/19/2012

Subject: The Committee of Regions calls on the Commission, the Council and the European Parliament to keep open the debate on the four pillars of the global approach to migration and mobility (legal migration and mobility, irregular migration and trafficking in human beings, international protection and asylum policy, and maximising the development impact of migration and mobility), so that all potential stakeholders can be fully involved in its implementation; it calls in particular for regional and local authorities to be taken fully into account in the implementation of the global approach, building on existing decentralised cooperation projects and structured dialogues; moreover it call on the European Commission to continue its analysis of the causes and characteristics of migration worldwide, with a view to devising effective strategies for dealing with it which are based on solidarity with third countries; it deplore policies which criminalise migrants and welcomes measure to combat the criminal networks to which they fall victim; finally it calls for a policy to combat irregular immigration which is not based solely on border controls and the interception of migrants on departure, but also on effective entry opportunities which are also open to less-skilled workers, taking into account the specificities of the individual Member State.

Original language: English

Classification: Dignity - Art. 5 Trafficking in human beings - Freedoms - Art. 18 Right to asylum

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