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Stevens: EASO needs strengthening, but extra resources must be efficiently spent

20 July 2016

Stevens: EASO needs strengthening, but extra resources must be efficiently spent

A delegation from the European Parliament’s home affairs committee visited the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) in Malta to discuss the way forward.

A delegation from the European Parliament’s home affairs committee visited the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) in Malta to discuss the way forward. The Commission has proposed to give EASO a stronger mandate and expanded tasks to enable it to tackle emergency situations and mass migration flows. Through the collection of expertise and information and by sharing it, EASO supports the member states which are facing huge challenges in the field of asylum and migration.

The future EU Asylum Agency will fulfil their mandate by close collaboration and interaction with the new EU Border and Coast Guard, the former Frontex agency.

Helga Stevens MEP, ECR Deputy spokesman on home affairs and a member of the delegation, said:

“We support the expansion of EASO’s mandate. However, at the same time we have to realise that this costs a lot of money: 66,2 million € in 2017 and 114 million by 2020. So EASO’s budget will almost double in four years and European taxpayers will contribute to this budget increase. We have an obligation to ensure that resources are used in the most efficient and effective way.

“At the same time we need to focus on alleviating the external migratory pressure on the EU by having asylum seekers hosted in their own region through financial assistance agreements. And we should discourage economic migration by setting up return agreements with third countries.”

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