Regulation (EU) 2020/851 amending Regulation (EC) No 862/2007 on Community statistics on migration and international protection

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Publication Date 22/06/2020
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Regulation (EU) 2020/851 - adopted by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union on 18 June 2020 - which sets out a number of amendments to Regulation (EC) No 862/2007 establishing a common and comparable legal framework for European statistics on migration and international protection.

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The European Commission - via Eurostat - regularly collects statistics on asylum and managed migration, in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 862/2007 (the Migration Statistics Regulation). Alongside Commission Regulation (EU) No 2016/2010, these are the main instruments for mandatory statistics on those matters. In addition, Eurostat collects statistics on migration-related administrative events on the basis of other legal instruments under which data collection is mandatory.

Facing significant change within migration to the European Union (EU), the European Commission implemented and developed the European Agenda on Migration, the purpose of which was to improve the way migratory flows are managed, both within and outside the EU. It includes a number of actions and also structural reform on the response. As migration trends changed over the years, the shortcomings of data collection became increasingly apparent, as further, more frequent and timelier data on new types of migration and migrants became necessary. The existing legal framework provided no backing for such data, which was collected voluntarily.

The proposed amendments to Regulation (EC) No 862/2007 were adopted by the European Commission on 16 May 2018. The aim was to support the European Agenda on Migration by providing EU policy and decision-makers with better and timelier policy-relevant statistics, and to strengthen the response to the challenges posed by migration. The co-legislators formally signed the Act on 18 June 2020, which was published in the Official Journal on 22 June 2020.

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Commentary and Analysis
ECRE: News, 15/06/2018: ECRE Comments on the reform of the Migration Statistics Regulation https://www.ecre.org/ecre-comments-on-the-reform-of-the-migration-statistics-regulation/

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ECRE: News, 06/12/2019: Council Gives Green Light for Migration Statistics Regulation Reform https://www.ecre.org/council-gives-green-light-for-migration-statistics-regulation-reform/

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EUR-LEX: COM(2018)307: Proposal for a Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 862/2007 on Community statistics on migration and international protection https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=COM:2018:307:FIN
EUR-LEX: COM(2020)153: Communication pursuant to Article 294(6) TFEU concerning the position of the Council on the adoption of a Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 862/2007 on Community statistics on migration and international protection https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=COM:2020:153:FIN
European Parliament: Legislative Observatory: Procedure File for Proposal on Community statistics on migration and international protection https://oeil.secure.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/ficheprocedure.do?lang=en&reference=2018/0154(COD)

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