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Proposal for Spring Congress 05. - 07. April 2019

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Submitted at Friday, 8. March 2019 um 09:00 Uhr, in category "Chapter 1 - EU Institutions and Institutional Reform" with No. 103. Author/s: "Nicoló Branchesi - Svensk Ungdom, Radikal Ungdom, Joventut Nacionalista de Catalunya, Centerpartiets Ungdomsförbund.

The Spring Congress may decide:

The European Council. A impetus, not an obstacle.

Considering that:

 

  • Since 2015, when the Members of the European Union experienced an unprecedented increase in arrival of asylum seekers, refugees and migrants, the European Council has become an increasingly central actor in the decision-making process with regard to asylum and migration.

  • This role was openly expressed at the October 2017 European Council, where it was underlined that  "the European Council will seek to reach a consensus during the first half of 2018" with regard to the revision of the Common European Asylum System. At the June 2018 European Council, it was again agreed upon that “A consensus needs to be found on the Dublin Regulation to reform it based on a balance of responsibility and solidarity”.

  • Legally, such approach is not in line with the rules set by the Lisbon Treaty. According to the Treaty, the European Council provides the EU with the necessary impetus for its development and defines the general political directions and priorities thereof. The Treaty does not confer any legislative power to the European Council or the possibility to interfere with the institutional balance and the voting rules set in the Treaty. In this sense, asylum and migration policies are included in the area of freedom, security and justice. Such area is subject to the ordinary legislative procedure, where the European Commission has the power to propose new legislation and where the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers codecide. In this regard, the European Parliament decides with simple majority and the Council of Ministers qualified majority voting.

  • Politically, consensus voting in a polarized area such as asylum and migration is likely to either reach a weak and unambitious agreement or to block the decision-making process through veto. This was the case in the 18 October European Council, where a vague and unambitious agreement on migration was produced after the Italian government's threat to veto all agreements.

 

Believing that:

 

  • The wording and approach entailing that reform within the field of asylum and migration is subject to the unanimity rule within the European Council is problematic for both legal and political reasons.

  • The Lisbon treaty attributes the European Council the role of an impetus and not of an obstacle for further European integration.

  • The European Council has an important function as an agenda-setting institution aiming at providing the union with the necessary impetus for its development.



Calls for:

 

  • Migration and asylum policies to henceforth be subject to the ordinary legislative procedure as set in the Lisbon Treaty.

  • The European Council to stop appropriating competences that are not conferred to it by the Lisbon Treaty.

  • The Commission, Parliament and Council of Ministers, i.e the institutions invested with the legislative power, shall also address this issue.

  • The European Council to stop being an obstacle for further European integration and instead be an impetus for further development as prescribed in the Lisbon Treaty.

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Amendments for this proprosal:

  • [11293] Insert after: Page 1, Line 42 (Antragsteller: Jong VLD - Brent Usewils). / V1

    Submitted at Friday, 29. March 2019 um 06:43 Uhr. Authors: "Jong VLD - Brent Usewils".

    Formal trilogue meetings between Commission, Parliament and the European Council should be limited and become more transparent.

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  • [11340] Delete: Page 8, Line 15 to Page 8, Line 17 (Antragsteller: YMRF). / V1

    Submitted at Friday, 29. March 2019 um 10:23 Uhr. Authors: "YMRF".

    From "The Threaty" to "set in the Treaty"

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  • [11341] Delete: Page 9, Line 37 to Page 9, Line 38 (Antragsteller: YMRF). / V1

    Submitted at Friday, 29. March 2019 um 10:24 Uhr. Authors: "YMRF".

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  • [11343] Insert after: Page 9, Line 42 (Antragsteller: YMRF). / V1

    Submitted at Friday, 29. March 2019 um 10:28 Uhr. Authors: "YMRF".

    The Council to stop blocking the adoption of the so-called “Asylum and migration legislative package” and more specifically the review of the Dublin regulation and to develop a common political response based on solidarity and fair share of responsibility as soon as possible.

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  • [11207] Delete: Page 9, Line 43 to Page 9, Line 44, Abschnitt: 3 (Antragsteller: Venstres Ungdom). / V1

    Submitted at Wednesday, 20. March 2019 um 22:11 Uhr. Authors: "Venstres Ungdom".

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  • [11378] Replace: Page 9, Line 37 to Page 9, Line 37 (Antragsteller: YMRF). / V2

    AM to AM Turning deletion amendment number 30 into replacement amendment

    Submitted at Friday, 5. April 2019 um 16:12 Uhr. Authors: "YMRF".

    replace "henceforth be" with "continue being"

     

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  • [11370] Delete: Page 9, Line 42 to Page 9, Line 42 (Antragsteller: YMRF). / V2

    AM to AM 28

    Submitted at Friday, 5. April 2019 um 11:55 Uhr. Authors: "YMRF".

    "be limited and"

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