Interrogazione scritta al Consiglio su rifugiati e accordi con paesi terzi
Authors: SPINELLI Barbara (GUE/NGL), IN’T VELD Sophie (ALDE), KOULOGLOU Stelios (GUE/NGL), SAKORAFA Sofia (GUE/NGL), ECK Stefan (GUE/NGL), WINKLER Iuliu (EPP), BILBAO BARANDICA Izaskun (ALDE), LOCHBIHLER Barbara (Verts/ALE), WEIDENHOLZER Josef (SD), VALERO Bodil (Verts/ALE), JUARISTI ABAUNZ Iosu (GUE/NGL), MATIAS Marisa (GUE/NGL), VAUTMANS Hilde (ALDE), GOMES Ana Maria (SD), VERGIAT Marie-Christine (GUE/NGL), LAMBERT Jean (Verts/ALE), AUSTREVICIUS Petras (ALDE), MALTESE Curzio (GUE/NGL), CHOUNTIS Nikolaos (GUE/NGL), POST Soraya (SD), WARD Julie (SD)
Subject: Respect of fundamental rights and the principle of mutual sincere cooperation in agreements relating to asylum and migration policies
Since 2014 the Council has launched a series of agreements relating to asylum and migration with certain aspects kept secret, without parliamentary scrutiny.
Allegedly, the 23rd of March the Commission, the EEAS and the COREPER discussed partnerships with Countries around the Horn of Africa – including Sudan – aimed at stopping refugee flows to Europe through EU funds, mirroring the EU-Turkey “statement” and Italy’s “migration compact” proposal. It should be noted that the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant against the Sudanese President on charges relating to his alleged role in the Darfur genocide.
Art 13 TEU (2) states that EU institutions shall practice mutual sincere cooperation, act within their powers and in conformity with the procedures, conditions and objectives set out in the Treaties.
How does the Council believe:
– it has respected the principle of mutual sincere cooperation in proposing these agreements, given that the Parliament was neither consulted or informed of their existence?
-EU funds allocated under this action plan will not be used to repress civil populationsquestion?
-these agreements respect Art 3 TEU on the objectives of the EU to protect human rights and to strictly observe international law including the right to seek asylum?