EU Action Plan against migrant smuggling (2015-2020) (communication)

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EESRK nuomonė: EU Action Plan against migrant smuggling (2015-2020) (communication)

Administrator in charge: Mr. Georges-Henry Carrard | Assistant in charge: Carlotta I. Iapichino

 

Key message:

The EESC welcomes the stated aims of the EU Action Plan against migrant smuggling , namely "to counter and prevent migrant smuggling, while ensuring the protection of human rights of migrants" and "to address the root causes of irregular migration", and supports the Action Plan's efforts to disrupt organised criminal networks through intelligence-led and financial investigations, to put an end to money laundering and to confiscate the assets of illicit activities. However it strongly recommends that the plan adopts a more balanced and comprehensive approach by detailing how the EU will protect and assist those who are smuggled.