Select Committee on European Communities Minutes of Evidence


APPENDIX

MEASURES ON IMMIGRATION AND ASYLUM SIGNED-UP TO BY THE UNITED KINGDOM (AS AT 30 MARCH 1998)

ON VISAS

  Council Regulation (EC) No. 1683/95 laying down a uniform format for visas (29 May 1995); Council Regulation (EC) No. 2317/95 determining the third countries whose nationals must be in possession of visas when crossing the external borders of the Member States (25 September 1995).

ON ASYLUM

  The Dublin Convention on determining state responsibilities signed 15 June 1990 (into effect on 1 September 1997). Other measures: Joint Position on the harmonised application of the definition of the term "refugee" in Article 1 of the Geneva Convention (4 March 1996); Joint Decision for the setting up of the CIREA (Centre for Information, Discussion and Exchange of Asylum) (11 June 1992); Resolution on harmonised approach to host third countries (30 November 1992); Resolution on manifestly unfounded applications for asylum (30 November 1992); Resolution on minimum guarantees for asylum procedures (20 June 1995); Resolution on burden-sharing with regard to the admission and residence of displaced persons on a temporary basis (25 September 1995); Decision on an alert and emergency procedure (4 March 1996); Decision on monitoring implementation of instruments adopted concerning asylum (7 July 1997).

ON EXTERNAL BORDER CONTROLS

  External Frontiers Convention (agreed in principle) Other measures: Joint Action on airport transit arrangements (4 March 1996); Joint Position on pre-frontier assistance and training assignments (25 October 1996).

ON IMMIGRATION

  On admissions: Joint Action on travel facilities for school pupils from third countries (30) November 1994); Joint Action on uniform format for residence permits (16 December 1996); Resolution on harmonisation of family reunification (1 June 1993); Resolutions relating to admission of third country nationals for employment purposes and self-employed purposes (20 June and 30 November 1994); Resolution on the status of third country nationals residing long-term in a member state (4 March 1996); Resolution on unaccompanied third country national minors (26 June 1997); Resolution on marriages of convenience (4 December 1997); On expulsions: Recommendation concerning transit for the purpose of expulsion (30 November 1992); Recommendation on adopting standard travel document for removal of third country nationals (30 November 1994); Recommendations on harmonising means of combating illegal immigration and in carrying out expulsion measures (22 December 1995); Recommendation on combating the illegal employment of third country nationals (14 October 1996); Decision on monitoring instruments concerning illegal immigrations, etc., (16 December 1996); Decision on exchange of information on voluntary repatriation of third country nationals (26 May 1997).



 
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