European Parliament
Lynn Boylan - GUE (Ireland)


Eva Lannert

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Committee: European Parliament

MEP: Lynn Boylan – GUE (Ireland)

Presented by: Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf

Topic I: European Border and Coast Guard Regulation

The European Union acknowledged the fundamental value of freedom of movement and solidarity. Article 3 (2) of the Treaty on the European Union (TEU) established the freedom of movement and residence for persons in the EU, being a cornerstone of the Union citizenship. This principle is further noted in Article 21 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU (TFEU) and strengthened in Article 45 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU. The two Schengen agreements established an internal market with free movement of persons. In recent times however the call for a temporary reintroduction of border controls at internal borders has invoked and was highlighted by the Commission Proposal COM (2015) 671. This aims to ensure security within the EU and to safeguard migratory flows. Likewise has the improvement of external border protection shifted into focus. Amidst the refugee crisis the European Bo...