In the draft resolution, paragraph 4, replace the third sentence with the following sentence: "There must be grave doubts as to whether the current situation is sustainable, however, with tens of thousands of refugees and migrants still living in camps where conditions do not meet international standards; the situation on the Aegean islands continuing to deteriorate since the EU-Turkey Agreement; and the asylum system on the mainland remaining dysfunctional."
In the draft resolution, at the end of paragraph 4, insert the following sentence: "There are two essential conditions for the situation in Greece to become sustainable: the rapid registration and processing of all asylum applications, which depends primarily on the Greek authorities, with European Union support; and the prompt fulfilment of states’ relocation obligations, which depends mainly on other countries. Unless both of these conditions are met, there is a serious risk of a severe humanitarian crisis in Greece."
In the draft resolution, at the end of paragraph 6.3, insert the following words: "and immediately release all children and their parents or accompanying adults;"
In the draft resolution, at the end of paragraph 6.6, insert the following words: ", and to make the improvements to existing facilities that are necessary for them to meet international standards, in co-operation with UNHCR and relevant NGOs, prioritising the needs of vulnerable groups such as children and women;"
In the draft resolution, paragraph 6.9, after the words "fully operational,", insert the following words: "that the pre-registration exercise is completed quickly and effectively,"
In the draft resolution, after paragraph 6.9, insert the following paragraph:
"publish consistent, coherent, clear, complete and comprehensible information on the situation concerning the hotspots, detention, reception capacity, the asylum procedure and progress made in processing applications, and the operational capacity and activities of the Asylum Service."
In the draft resolution, paragraph 7.1, after the words "fully to the", insert the word "EASO".
In the draft resolution, after paragraph 7.1, insert the following paragraph:
"allow the Greek authorities to recruit additional staff and provide sufficient resources to meet the urgent needs;"
In the draft resolution, at the end of paragraph 7.2, insert the following words: ", without unnecessary bureaucratic obstacles or additional requirements;"
In the draft resolution, after paragraph 7.2, insert the following paragraphs: "cooperate smoothly with the Greek authorities in giving effect to family reunification under the Dublin regulation; ensure that financial assistance is efficiently and effectively made available to actors on the ground in Greece so as to permit the implementation of sustainable projects for the benefit of refugees and migrants, avoiding unnecessary bureaucratic complications and delay; publish consistent, coherent, clear, complete and comprehensible information on the situation concerning the hotspots, including returns to Turkey, the capacity and activities of staff seconded through the EU to support the Greek authorities, the provision of financial support to the Greek authorities and other relevant actors in Greece, and the implementation of the relocation agreements;"
20 June 2016
Tabled by Ms Lotta JOHNSSON FORNARVE, Mr Matjaž HANŽEK, Mr Nikolaj VILLUMSEN, Ms Annette GROTH, Mr Hişyar ÖZSOY, Ms Anastasia CHRISTODOULOPOULOU, Mr Andrej HUNKO, Mr Ögmundur JÓNASSON, Mr George LOUCAIDES
Votes: 102 in favor 20 against 13 abstentions
In the draft resolution, after paragraph 7.3, insert the following paragraph:
"cancel the EU-Turkey agreement in light of the criticism by UNHCR, Doctors Without Borders and Amnesty International."
In the draft resolution, after paragraph 7.3, insert the following paragraphs: "refrain from resuming transfers to Greece under the Dublin Regulation until the Committee of Ministers has closed its supervision of the execution by Greece of the judgment in the case of M.S.S. v. Belgium and Greece; develop a comprehensive and sustainable refugee policy, based on responsibility sharing and compliance with EU standards and those of the European Convention on Human Rights and the 1951 Refugee Convention;"
In the title of the draft resolution, replace the words "Refugees at risk in Greece" with the following words: "Refugees in Greece: challenges and risks – a European responsibility"