27.3.2020   

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Official Journal of the European Union

L 94/1


COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) 2020/445

of 15 October 2019

amending Annex II to Regulation (EU) No 516/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to 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 (1), and in particular Article 16(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

In the context of the mid-term review referred to in Article 15 of Regulation (EU) No 514/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council (2), additional funding needs of the Member States were identified in the area of asylum, migration and integration.

(2)

The mid-term review identified the need to provide adequate financial support in relation to reception and accommodation and detention facilities, and respective services, for applicants for international protection or for third-country nationals who are present in a Member State and do not or no longer fulfil the conditions for entry or stay in a Member State, as well as for housing support for beneficiaries of international protection.

(3)

Annex II to Regulation (EU) No 516/2014 lists eight specific actions for Member States to receive additional funding, out of which six are joint actions involving several Member States.

(4)

The policy developments and the funding needs detected in the context of the mid-term review cannot be adequately tackled through the current list of specific actions. Therefore, amending that list is the best way to meet the needs identified within the objectives of the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund.

(5)

The new specific action being added to Annex II to Regulation (EU) No 516/2014 will contribute to the efficient management of the migration flows. It is in line with the specific objective of that Regulation, as referred to in its Article 3(2)(d), which is to enhance solidarity between the Member States.

(6)

The addition of a new specific action that reflects the recent policy developments and funding needs of the Member States will generate significant added value as it will contribute to the mitigation of the pressure on those most affected by migration and asylum flows and, thus, on the Union as a whole.

(7)

In order to allow for the prompt application of this specific action, in view of the urgent funding needs identified, the Regulation should enter into force on the day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

(8)

Regulation (EU) No 516/2014 should therefore be amended accordingly,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

In Annex II to Regulation (EU) No 516/2014, the following point 9 is added:

‘9.

In Member States facing high or disproportionate migratory pressure, or both, the establishment, development and operation of adequate reception and accommodation and detention facilities, and respective services, for applicants for international protection or third-country nationals who are present in a Member State and do not or no longer fulfil the conditions for entry or stay, or both, as well as housing support for beneficiaries of international protection.’

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in the Member States in accordance with the Treaties.

Done at Brussels, 15 October 2019.

For the Commission

The President

Jean-Claude JUNCKER


(1)  OJ L 150, 20.5.2014, p. 168.

(2)  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, p. 112).