Event

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
Event Timetable
View/hide Timetable
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

Downloads

Reinforcing a holistic approach

Latest

CETA
20.09.2017 - 10:42

Europe leads on rules-based trade: CETA comes into force

Following seven years of negotiations, the Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) will provisionally enter into force tomorrow. "The...
Euro symbol in the magnifying glass
14.09.2017 - 12:41

EPP Group deplores attempts to keep NGO financing secret

In a vote today the EPP Group rejected attempts to keep NGO financing a secret. Hiding behind calls for transparency in this House, the Greens and...
State of the Union, Fipronil scandal, Turkey, Venezuela
14.09.2017 - 12:00

State of the Union, Fipronil scandal, Turkey, Venezuela

At the European Parliament’s latest plenary, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker proposed plans to strengthen the EU27 as Brexit...
Germany Raises Security Level
14.09.2017 - 11:06

Committee on terrorism: new European approach to security

The new European Parliament Committee on Terrorism (TERR), initiated by the EPP Group, met for the first time today. It will have one year to assess...

Highlights of the week

25.09.2017 - 29.09.2017
European Ideas Network

EIN: debating the future of common security and stability in the Mediterranean

'Common Security and Stability in the Mediterranean Region' is the main subject of the European Ideas Network's (EIN, the EPP Group's...
Gavel and european union flag

Setting up the European Public Prosecutor’s Office

The proposal to establish a European Public Prosecutor’s Office will be voted on in the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs...
Construction worker doing measuring

The Services Package - an alternative to enforcement action?

Services represent two-thirds of the EU economy already and about 90% of job creation - for around 47 million people (22% of the European labour...

Press Contacts

David Stellini
(Former staff member)
Maltese press; Communications Strategy