Managing migration: new initiatives to strengthen European integrated border management and expedite returns
Today, the Commission adopted a Communication which presents the strategic framework for European integrated border management (EIBM) for 5 years and a Recommendation to Member States on the mutual recognition of return decisions and expedite returns. In its extraordinary meeting on 9 February 2023, the European Council reiterated the importance of ensuring effective control of the EU’s external land and sea borders as part of a comprehensive approach to migration.
Effective European integrated border management: With this Communication, the Commission sets out the first-ever multiannual strategic policy cycle on European integrated border management for the next 5 years. It provides a coordinated framework for national authorities managing the border, as well as for over 120,000 officers of national border authorities and Frontex, steering their daily work.
Strengthening cooperation on mutual recognition of return decisions and expediting returns: With today’s Recommendation, the Commission provides guidance on the implementation of the mutual recognition of return decisions closing a loophole in the return acquis. It also updates previous guidance provided by the Commission in 2017 on returns and supports Member States in facilitating and accelerating returns.