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EPP Group Hearing on Asylum: reinforcing a holistic approach

04.03.2015 - 15:00
- 04.03.2015 - 18:30
Last Updated: 05.03.2015 - 12:21
Room JAN 6Q2, European Parliament, Brussels
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Wednesday
15:00
Welcome by the Chair
Speakers
Monika HOHLMEIER, EPP Group Coordinator in the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee of the European Parliament (EP)
Zanda KALNIŅA-LUKAŠEVICA, State Secretary for European Affairs, Latvia
15:30
Panel 1: Asylum - Situation of refugees in conflict zones and refugee camps
Chaired by Monika HOHLMEIER MEP
Speakers
Leon PROP, Director, Red Cross EU Office - 'Assistance to refugees in conflict zones and refugee camps'
Claus FOLDEN, Head of Centre for Operational Support, EASO - 'Cooperation with EU Member States in the area of asylum'
Eugenio AMBROSI, Director, Regional Office EEA, EU & NATO International Organisation for Migration - 'Challenges of legal avenues to Europe and possible solutions' followed by debate with participants
16:15
Panel 2: Asylum - Border security and human trafficking
Chaired by Roberta METSOLA MEP
Speakers
Commander Brigadier Jeffrey CURMI, Armed Forces of Malta - 'Border security and surveillance at the EU external borders'
José María MORENO, Head of Division for the fight against illegal immigration and falsified documents, National Police, Spain - 'Border security and surveillance at the EU external borders'
Klaus RÖSLER, Director, Operations Division, FRONTEX - 'Conducting Joint Operations in the EU' followed by debate with participants
17:10
Panel 3: Asylum - Challenges of cooperation
Chaired by Roberta METSOLA MEP
Speakers
Selim YENEL, Extraordinary Ambassador and Plenipotentiary of Turkey to the EU - 'Cooperation between the EU and Turkey'
Robert CREPINKO, Head of Business, Organised Crime Networks, Operational Department, EUROPOL - 'Combating criminal networks smuggling and trafficking asylum seekers'
Aspasia PAPADOPOULOU, Senior Advocacy Officer at the European Council for Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) followed by debate with participants
18:00
CLOSING REMARKS - THE WAY FORWARD
Speakers
Matthias RUETE, Director-General of the Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs (DG HOME), European Commission
Monika HOHLMEIER, EPP Group Coordinator in the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee of the EP
Roberta METSOLA, EPP Group Vice-Coordinator in the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee of the EP

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