Report Known as “Mariani” on European Immigration Policy

INFORMATION REPORT SUBMITTED by THE DELEGATION OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY FOR THE EUROPEAN UNION on European immigration policy

(COM [2005] 391 final / E 2948, COM [2005] 390 final / E 2953 and COM [2005] 669 final / E 3084)

presented by Mr. THIERRY MARIANI, deputy

April 12, 2006


The composition of this Delegation appears on the back of this page. The Delegation of the National Assembly for the European Union is made up of: Mr. Pierre Lequiller, president; MM. Jean-Pierre Abelin, René André, Ms. Elisabeth Guigou, Mr. Christian Philip, vice-presidents; MM. François Guillaume, Jean-Claude Lefort, secretaries; MM. Alfred Almont, François Calvet, Mrs. Anne-Marie Comparini, MM. Bernard Deflesselles, Michel Delebarre, Bernard Derosier, Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, Jacques Floch, Pierre Forgues, Ms. Arlette Franco, MM. Daniel Garrigue, Michel Herbillon, Marc Laffineur, Jérôme Lambert, Edouard Landrain, Robert Lecou, ​​Pierre Lellouche, Guy Lengagne, Louis-Joseph Manscour, Thierry Mariani, Philippe-Armand Martin, Jacques Myard, Christian Paul, Didier Quentin, André Schneider, Jean – Marie Sermier, Mrs Irène Tharin, MM.


SUMMARY

INTRODUCTION

I. PROMOTING SELECTED IMMIGRATION AND INTEGRATION

1) The directive of 22 September 2003 on family reunification

2) The directive of 25 November 2003 relating to the status of long-term residents

3) The directive of 13 December 2004 relating to the admission of students

4) The directive of 12 October 2005 on the admission of researchers

5) Economic immigration

a) The Green Paper on economic migration

b) The action program on legal immigration

II. STRENGTHENING THE FIGHT AGAINST CLANDESTINE IMMIGRATION

1) Responsibility of carriers

2) The crackdown on assistance with irregular entry, transit and stay

3) The fight against trafficking in human beings

4) The European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders of the Member States of the European Union

5) Securing passports, residence permits and visas

6) European return policy

a) The texts adopted in the matter of expulsion

b) The content of the proposal for a directive aiming to establish common return standards and procedures

c) The difficulties raised by this proposal

III. THE PARTNERSHIP WITH COUNTRIES OF ORIGIN AND TRANSIT.

1) The AENEAS program

2) The Commission communication on the relationship between migration and development

3) Community readmission agreements

WORK OF THE DELEGATION

PROPOSED RESOLUTION

APPENDICES

Annex 1: Council Directive 2003/109 EC of 25 November 2003 relating to the status of third-country nationals who are long-term residents

Annex 2: Council Directive 2003/86 EC of 22 September 2003 on the right to family reunification

Annex 3: Council Directive 2004/114 / EC of 13 December 2004 on the conditions for the admission of third-country nationals for the purposes of studies, pupil exchange, unpaid training or volunteering

Annex 4: Council Directive 2005/71 / EC of 12 October 2005 relating to a specific admission procedure for nationals of third countries for the purposes of scientific research

Annex 5: Council Directive 2001/51 / EC of June 28, 2001 aimed at supplementing the provisions of Article 26 of the Convention implementing the Schengen Agreement of June 14, 1985

Annex 6: Council Directive 2004/82 / EC of April 29, 2004 concerning the obligation for carriers to communicate passenger data

Annex 7: Council Directive 2002/90 EC of 28 November 2002 defining assistance for irregular entry, transit and stay

Annex 8: Council Framework Decision of 28 November 2002 aiming to strengthen the criminal framework for the repression of assistance for irregular entry, transit and stay (2002/946 / JHA)

Annex 9: Council framework decision of 19 July 2002 on the fight against trafficking in human beings (2002/629 / JHA)

Annex 10: Council Directive 2004/81 / EC of 29 April 2004 on the residence permit issued to third-country nationals who are victims of trafficking in human beings or have been the subject of illegal immigration assistance and who cooperate with the competent authorities

Annex 11: Council Regulation (EC) 2007/2004 of 26 October 2001 establishing a European Agency for the management of operational cooperation at the external borders of the Member States of the European Union

Annex 12: Council Regulation (EC) No 2252/2004 of 13 December 2004 establishing standards for the security elements and biometric elements integrated in passports and travel documents issued by member states

Annex 13: Council Directive 2001/40 / EC of May 28, 2001 on the mutual recognition of expulsion orders for third-country nationals

Annex 14: Council Decision of 23 February 2004 defining the criteria and practical arrangements for the compensation of financial imbalances resulting from the application of Directive 2001/40 / EC on the mutual recognition of expulsion decisions for third-country nationals (2004/191 / EC)

Annex 15: Council Decision of 29 April 2004 on the organization of joint flights for the removal, from the territory of two or more Member States, of third-country nationals subject to removal measures on the territory of two or more Member States (2004/573 / EC)

Annex 16: Proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on common standards and procedures applicable in the Member States for the return of illegally staying third-country nationals (COM (05) 391 final)

Annex 17: Regulation (EC) No 491/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of March 10, 2004 establishing a program of technical and financial assistance for third countries in the field of migration and asylum (AENEAS)

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