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Written question – Commission action plan – resolving the migration crisis – E-004677/2017

In early July 2017, the European Commission presented a new action plan to support Italy, in particular in response to the enormous pressure of the migration crisis. Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has himself described the situation in the Mediterranean as desperate. In the action plan, the Commission proposes measures that it believes will help stem migration flows in the Mediterranean Sea, particularly the illegal ones.

1. In its plan, the Commission focuses on assisting Libya, proposing among other things to boost the resources of the Libyan authorities through a grant project worth EUR 46 million, which it plans to draw up in cooperation with Italy. What instruments does the Commission want to use to check the utilisation of funds and to measure the efficiency of the project?
2. The Commission also calls on Member States and the European Parliament to speed up talks on revising the Dublin system, which currently determines asylum application mechanisms in the EU under Regulation (EU) No 604/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council. In particular, the Commission is requesting a change to the criteria and procedures for assessing asylum applications. How exactly does the Commission believe these criteria and procedures should be changed?
3. The EURODAC system seems to be a potentially effective instrument in the fight against illegal migration. Is the Commission planning to extend the scope of the system to cover people below the age of 14?

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