PRESS RELEASE BY THE PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARIAT FOR THE EU PRESIDENCY 2017 AND EU FUNDS

The Parliamentary Secretariat for the EU Presidency 2017 and EU Funds is pleased to announce the approval of another EU-funded project, which intends to promote, develop and reinforce operational cooperation as well as information exchange with third countries

The Parliamentary Secretary for the EU Presidency 2017 and EU Funds Ian Borg announced that the Malta Police Force will be benefitting from around Euros 625,000, of which approximately Euros 469,000 (75%) will be financed through EU funding.

The project, which has been approved by the responsible authority, falls under the auspices of the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) programme 2014-2020, and focuses on establishing relations of cooperation with third countries, namely Gambia, Ghana and Nigeria, with the goal of obtaining more travel documents in order to facilitate repatriation and ensuring readmission in the long run. The project is entitled ‘Cooperation with Third Countries on Return Matters’.

Ian Borg declared that further projects under the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund will be implemented throughout the programme’s eligibility period. Such projects aim to enhance Malta’s return management activities through cooperation with countries of origin and member states, as well as simplifying integration for third country nationals in Malta. Parliamentary Secretary Borg argued that most of these projects will complement and build on other actions implemented under previous funds.

Parliamentary Secretary Borg had words of praise for the work carried out by the Funds and Programme Division and the administration of the Malta Police Force, who, through their joint efforts, have been and will continue to aid Malta to reach its objectives.

Source: Government of Malta