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Arkiveringsdatum 190415:

EU-kommissionen 19-03-29:

Rapport om genomförandet av direktiv 2003/86/EG om rätt till familjeåterförening till sidans topp

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Kommissionen har övervakat medlemsstaternas olika politiska val och lagstiftningsval som måste hålla sig inom det utrymme för skönsmässig bedömning som ges i direktivet och respektera den rätt till familjeåterförening som fastställs däri. Under 2014 offentliggjorde kommissionen ett meddelande med riktlinjer för medlemsstaternas tillämpning av direktivet. Riktlinjerna har möjliggjort en konsekvent tolkning av de viktigaste bestämmelserna i direktivet, vilket har fått några medlemsstater att göra viktiga ändringar av lagstiftning och praxis.

EU-domstolen har också spelat en avgörande roll för direktivets genomförande och har bidragit med en omfattande rättspraxis som ger vägledning om hur de känsligaste bestämmelserna i direktivet ska tolkas, framförallt genom att besvara begäranden om förhandsavgöranden från medlemsstaternas nationella domstolar.

I denna rapport ges en översiktlig lägesbeskrivning av medlemsstaternas genomförande av direktivet. Fokus ligger på de viktigaste frågor som framkommit av kommissionens egen analys av efterlevnaden av direktivet, inkomna klagomål och tillämpliga domar från EU-domstolen. Här är det värt att understryka att kommissionen har mottagit många klagomål om familjeåterförening för tredjelandsmedborgare. Klagomålen rör framförallt följande: avslag på visum- eller tillståndsansökningar, bevisning avseende identitet eller familjeband som skäl för avslag, myndigheternas långa handläggningstider, oproportionerliga avgifter för att utfärda tillstånd, begreppet stabila och regelbundna försörjningsmedel, familjemedlemmars möjligheter att arbeta, felaktigt tillämpade väntetider och förintegrationsvillkorens proportionalitet.

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EU-kommissionen 19-03-29:

EU rules are fit for purpose but need better implementation and communication till sidans topp

Today, the European Commission presented its assessment of EU legislation on legal migration, as part of the Commission's Regulatory Fitness and Performance (REFIT) programme. This 'fitness check' revealed that the current EU rules are largely fit for purpose, providing minimum harmonised procedures and rights for non-EU nationals who follow legal migration paths to the EU. At the same time, the report notes that more efforts are needed to raise awareness about the rights and procedures established by EU legislation and improve their implementation by Member States. In addition, a more harmonised and effective approach should be promoted to attract highly skilled workers.

Dimitris Avramopoulos, Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship said: "As we move from crisis management to finding long-term structural approaches to migration, a more proactive approach to managing legal migration is needed. This is about economics, stability, growth. We need to better regulate the existing rights and conditions of all those who come to Europe for study, work or family reasons. This is in the interest of the Member States as well as those migrating to the EU legally."

As part of this fitness check the Commission assessed 9 pieces of EU legislation on legal migration and carried out an extensive consultation process with key stakeholders and a public consultation, as well as commissioned an external study. The Commission is also reporting today on the implementation of the 3 Directives on the status of non-EU nationals with long-term residence permits, the right to family reunification and single work permit.

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Arkiveringsdatum 180926:

EU-parlamentet 18-09-21:

Ensuring the right to family reunification of migrants and refugees till sidans topp

"The right to family life applies to everyone, including refugees and migrants," said the Migration Committee, which called on member States to "develop common guidelines" to implement the right to family reunification. "Families must not be torn apart and they should not be prevented from reuniting after an often dangerous departure from their country of origin," the parliamentarians said, approving the report by Ulla Sandbæk (Denmark, UEL).

According to the draft resolution adopted today by the committee, persons fleeing persecution or war have the right to international protection and their separated family members as well; States should therefore ensure consistency in granting refugee status to the members of the same family.

Noting the introduction in many member States of selective policies aimed at limiting family reunification, the committee considered that States should not substitute 'subsidiary or temporary protection status' for 'refugee status' instead, visas being often refused to family members who have not been granted refugee status. It also regretted high financial requirements or long waiting periods for migrants who apply for visas for their family.

Stressing that family reunification is often hindered by the fact that the whereabouts of family members are unknown, the committee also recommended that national authorities register all migrants upon arrival, and share such data with other member States, in particular through the EU Schengen Information System.

Finally, the committee proposed that the Committee of Ministers develop guidelines for the application of the right to family reunification of refugees and migrants as well as mutual legal assistance and administrative co-operation between member States and with third countries.

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Arkiveringsdatum 170901:

EU-kommissionen 17-08-07:

Public consultation on legal migration of non-EU citizens - Have your say! till sidans topp

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on EU's legislation on the legal migration of non-EU citizens (Fitness Check on EU legal migration legislation). The consultation is open until 18 September.

Target group(s): non-EU citizens considering to come to the EU; non-EU citizens residing or having resided in the EU; employers, business representatives and non-EU companies intending to provide services in the EU; public authorities; and NGOs, interested citizens and others.

This is an open public consultation to collect evidence, experiences, data and opinions to support the evaluation, by the European Commission, of the existing EU legal framework for the legal entry and stay of nationals of non-EU countries to the EU Member States (legal migration) (...)

The current EU legal framework covers the conditions for admission of third-country nationals for work, family reunification, study or research purposes, and regulates the long-term residence in the EU. The EU legislative framework includes Directive 2003/86/EC on family reunification (...)

The current evaluation aims at assessing the relevance, coherence, effectiveness, efficiency and EU added value of the legislation; identifying possible gaps and inconsistencies in the EU legislation framework and analysing whether it contributes to an effective management of migration flows.

The results of the evaluation will assist the European Commission to understand better whether the current legislation is 'fit for purpose' and will be used to identify if the legal framework, can be improved and if so how. Your responses to the questions are therefore very important.

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Arkiveringsdatum 170628:

EU-kommissionen 17-06-19:

Public consultation on legal migration of non-EU citizens - Have your say! till sidans topp

Today, the European Commission launches a public consultation on EU's legislation on the legal migration of non-EU citizens (Fitness Check on EU legal migration legislation). The consultation is open until mid-September.

Target group(s)

non-EU citizens considering to come to the EU; non-EU citizens residing or having resided in the EU; employers, business representatives and non-EU companies intending to provide services in the EU; public authorities; and NGOs, interested citizens and others.

Period of consultation

From 19 June 2017 to 18 September 2017

Objective of the consultation

This is an open public consultation to collect evidence, experiences, data and opinions to support the evaluation, by the European Commission, of the existing EU legal framework for the legal entry and stay of nationals of non-EU countries to the EU Member States (legal migration) (N.B.: this excludes Denmark, Ireland and the United Kingdom that do not apply this EU legislation, with the exception of the Researchers' Directive 2005/71/EC, applied by Ireland). This consultation does not cover the EU citizens living in other EU countries. Legal migration should be understood mainly as stays of longer than three months in the EU.

The European Union Treaties stipulate that the EU has the competence to adopt common measures for conditions for entry and residence, and to define the rights of third-country nationals residing legally in the Member States. The Member States retain the possibility to control the volumes of migrants admitted for work.

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Arkiveringsdatum 160930:

FRA 16-09-16:

Current migration situation poses separation risk for families till sidans topp

Refugee and migrant families risk being split up during the journey to the EU. Over a third of new arrivals in the past year were children, who often arrive unaccompanied as they become separated from their family. The latest FRA summary report on migration-related fundamental rights throws the spotlight on how the present situation is affecting family tracing and reunification.

Respect for family life is a fundamental right guaranteed in the EU. Family reunification is an important enabler of this and facilitates the longer-term integration of migrants into society. However, the current situation is putting this right to the test as some Member States have made reunification more difficult.

This report looks at the challenges and good practices related to family tracing and reunification that can help the development of effective rights-compliant solutions at EU and national level. Some of the main findings include:

1. Most Member States use the Red Cross' fundamental rights-compliant tool 'Trace the Face' to search for family members. Refugees and migrants mainly use social media networks, online databases and the Red Cross tool to trace family members.

2. However, practical obstacles impede family tracing. These include a lack of documentation among migrants, errors in processing names, the speed with which migrants move between countries, and the slow identification of those who have died crossing the Mediterranean. In addition, although national offices of the Red Cross play a leading role in family tracing, in most Member States there is no NGO specifically responsible for this.

3. There are no systematic and reliable data on how many asylum seekers arrive with or without their family, nor on the exact number of requests for family reunification.

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Källor: Informationen på denna sida är hämtad från följande källor (externa länkar): EU (kommissionen, ministerrådet, parlamentet och domstolen), Europarådet (mr-kommissionären, domstolen, kommittén mot tortyr), FN:s flyktingkommissariat UNHCR, FN:s kommitté mot tortyr m.fl. FN-organ, svenska media via Eniro och pressmeddelanden via Newsdesk, utländska media främst via I Care och IRR, internationella organisationer som Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, ECRE, ENAR, Statewatch, Noborder och Picum, organisationer i Sverige som Rädda Barnen, Röda Korset, Svenska Amnesty, FARR, Rosengrenska och InfoTorg Juridik (betaltjänst) samt myndigheter och politiska organ som Migrationsverket, Sveriges domstolar, JO, Justitiedepartementet m.fl. departement och Sveriges Riksdag.

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