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Police cooperation, migration, asylum and combating crime: financial instruments

Police cooperation, migration, asylum and combating crime: financial instruments

 

SUMMARY OF:

Regulation (EU) No 514/2014 on the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund and on the instrument for financial support for police cooperation, preventing and combating crime, and crisis management

WHAT IS THE AIM OF THIS REGULATION?

This regulation lays down common rules for the implementation over the 2014-2020 period of the 3 European Union (EU) specific regulations establishing 2 home affairs funding instruments:

KEY POINTS

  • 1.

    Principles of assistance

The regulation lays down the rules for the implementation of the 2 home affairs funds, including the guiding principles, such as compliance with EU and national law, and the protection of the EU’s financial interests.

  • 2.

    EU (Union) actions, emergency and technical assistance

Rules are laid down for actions financed by the home affairs funds and implemented directly by the European Commission or indirectly (Union actions — actions of benefit to the EU as a whole — and emergency and technical assistance).

  • 3.

    National programmes

The rules for the preparation and implementation of national programmes are outlined, as well as eligibility rules for these programmes which are implemented by the EU countries. Also, rules on the way the funds should be managed and controlled are set out. To ensure the careful management of EU funding, rules are laid down on aspects such as:

  • how EU countries appoint the bodies responsible for managing programmes and controlling spending;
  • auditing of programmes;
  • suspension of payments.
  • 4.

    Information and communication, monitoring and evaluation

The regulation outlines also the rules to be followed regarding information and publicity, for example that outputs of the projects funded with the home affairs funds should be communicated to the public in a transparent way. Furthermore, the regulation defines the monitoring and evaluation modalities, establishing also the dates when the Commission should present the results of the funds to the European Parliament.

  • 5.

    Implementing regulations

Such rules and principles are further detailed in implementing regulations have been adopted by the Commission specifically dealing with technical aspects such as:

FROM WHEN DOES THIS REGULATION APPLY?

It has applied since 1 January 2014.

BACKGROUND

  • EU home affairs policies have been steadily growing in importance in recent years. Their aim is to help create a more open and secure Europe. They seek to achieve this by efficiently managing migration flows and preventing crime while enabling legitimate travel and ensuring the management of the EU’s external borders.
  • In late 2013, the EU agreed on a multiannual financial framework (the EU’s long-term budget) for the period from 2014 to 2020. In parallel, the structure of the EU’s spending instruments has been rationalised, resulting in two home affairs funds: an Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund and an Internal Security Fund (which in turn comprises two funding instruments — ISF-Borders and ISF-Police).

MAIN DOCUMENT

Regulation (EU) No 514/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 laying down general provisions on the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund and on the instrument for financial support for police cooperation, preventing and combating crime, and crisis management (OJ L 150, 20.5.2014, pp. 112–142)

RELATED DOCUMENTS

Regulation (EU) No 516/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 establishing the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund, amending Council Decision 2008/381/EC and repealing Decisions No 573/2007/EC and No 575/2007/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Council Decision 2007/435/EC (OJ L 150, 20.5.2014, pp. 168-194)

Regulation (EU) No 515/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 establishing, as part of the Internal Security Fund, the instrument for financial support for external borders and visa and repealing Decision No 574/2007/EC (OJ L 150 of 20.5.2014, pp. 143-167)

Regulation (EU) No 513/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 establishing, as part of the Internal Security Fund, the instrument for financial support for police cooperation, preventing and combating crime, and crisis management and repealing Council Decision 2007/125/JHA (OJ L 150, 20.5.2014, pp. 93-111)

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1048/2014 of 30 July 2014 laying down information and publicity measures for the public and information measures for beneficiaries pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 514/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down general provisions on the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund and on the instrument for financial support for police cooperation, preventing and combating crime, and crisis management (OJ L 291, 7.10.2014, pp. 6–8)

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1049/2014 of 30 July 2014 on technical characteristics of information and publicity measures pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 514/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down general provisions on the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund and on the instrument for financial support for police cooperation, prevention and combating crime and crisis management (OJ L 291, 7.10.2014, pp. 9–13)

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/377 of 2 March 2015 establishing the models for the documents required for the payment of the annual balance pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 514/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down general provisions on the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund and on the instrument for financial support for police cooperation, preventing and combating crime, and crisis management (OJ L 64, 7.3.2015, pp. 17–29)

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/378 of 2 March 2015 laying down rules for the application of Regulation (EU) No 514/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to the implementation of the annual clearance of accounts procedure and the implementation of the conformity clearance (OJ L 64, 7.3.2015, pp. 30–32)

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/840 of 29 May 2015 on controls carried out by Responsible Authorities pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 514/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down general provisions on the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund and on the instrument for financial support for police cooperation, preventing and combating crime, and crisis management (OJ L 134, 30.5.2015, pp. 1–5)

last update 14.11.2016

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