The Russia-EU Joint Committee on Readmission meets on Brussels

Submitted on Sun, 07/05/2015 - 22:00

The 15th meeting of the Russia-EU Joint Committee on Readmission took place on 3 July 2015 in Brussels. The Russian delegation included representatives of the Federal Migration Service, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Permanent Mission to the EU. Officials from the Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs of the European Commission, European External Action Service, FRONTEX agency and representatives of EU Member States participated on the EU side.

The Parties noted the absence of any significant problems related to the application of the 2006 Russia-EU Readmission Agreement and bilateral implementing protocols thereto. An in-depth discussion was held on practical issues of readmission, including submission of applications, procedure for interviews and issuance of travel documents. 

Russia-EU cooperation on readmission is carried out in line with Migration and Visa dialogues between the two Parties and contributes to further liberalisation of the travel regime for citizens of Russia and EU Member States. 

The next meeting of the Russia-EU Joint Committee on Readmission will be held in Moscow in summer 2016.