MEPs travel to Tunisia to assess migrant search and rescue operations in the region

September 19, 2017
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A delegation of the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee will be in Tunisia from 18 to 22 September to assess cooperation in migration management between the EU and countries in the region.

MEPs will evaluate search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean and the current situation in Libya. They will discuss visa liberalisation and readmission agreements with national and local authorities, as well as representatives of the EU, other international bodies, and NGOs.

“Just last week the Civil Liberties Committee held discussions with the Commission on readmission agreements, taking into account the ongoing negotiations between the EU and Tunisia. The delegation visit is timely and will support the work of the committee in assessing a future readmission agreement with Tunisia,” said Committee and delegation Chair, Claude Moraes.

MEPs will also discuss EU Trust Fund for Migration projects in Libya with NGOs, including the UNHCR and the International Organisation for Migration.

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Civil Liberties Committee – External dimension of asylum and migration policies

Countries covered:

  • Libya
  • Tunisia