Later tonight, MEPs will debate the EU funds to help Member States manage migration flows, ease integration of third-country nationals and enhance border management.
Renew Europe supports the agreement between the European Parliament and the Council to set up the asylum and migration fund for 2021-2027. This EU funding programme will be a crucial instrument to equip member states with the necessary tools to effectively and humanly respond to evolving migration challenges within the EU and in cooperation with other countries. Our group has ensured that the funds will aim to enhance solidarity and responsibility-sharing between the Member States.
Jan-Christoph Oetjen, Renew Europe's negotiator of the Asylum and Migration Fund, says: "The Asylum and Migration Fund will be key to guarantee European solidarity in practice. By introducing more flexibility but also more spending safeguards, the AMIF will provide the much needed support to Member States in implementing the asylum acquis. I am also happy to see that local authorities will be more involved and properly funded, especially when supporting people to integrate into their community."
Together with this, MEPs will debate the deal establishing the instrument for financial support for Border Management and Visa. The new instrument will provide adequate funding to strengthen our common European borders while rendering the European visa policy more efficiently and facilitating legitimate travel through a harmonised approach.
Olivier Chastel, Renew Europe's negotiator of the instrument for financial support for Border Management and Visa, says: "The proper functioning of the EU requires harmonized management of its borders and adequate funding that can be mobilized quickly. I am pleased with the overall work we have done to address the issue of border management and security, European migration and visa policy."
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The deals are to be approved by the European Parliament tomorrow afternoon.
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