European Court of Auditors Special report no 06/2017: EU response to the refugee crisis: the ‘hotspot’ approach

1. This Explanatory Memorandum (EM) relates to a Communication from the European Court of Auditors on the EU response to the refugee crisis: the ‘hotspot’ approach.

2. The Communication sets out observations on the establishment and functioning of hotspots and the effectiveness of the hotspots approach overall. The Communication also makes a number of recommendations for the Commission to assist Member States in improving the hotspot approach

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  1. ECA Special Report no 6 2017 - 1 MB - pdf
  2. Final Signed EM - 247 KB - PDF
  3. Unnumbered EM COA DISS EM Refugee Crisis - 72 KB - doc

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