A more sovereign Europe
"A sovereign Europe is first and foremost a Europe capable of controlling its borders."
The President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron.
✔ Reform the functioning of the Schengen area: creation of political steering with the "Schengen Council"; increased trust between Member States in the application of our common rules with a reinforced evaluation mechanism; better management of our borders with the revision of the Schengen Borders Code.
✔ Better respond to migratory flows into Europe: Greater solidarity with the countries in the front line for the reception of refugees with a solidarity mechanism including relocations; strengthening work with countries of origin and transit through the establishment of a coordination mechanism for the external dimension of migration; better protection of our borders, with compulsory screening for asylum seekers entering the Union and the expansion of the database collected on their arrival to include biometric data and then allow the monitoring of asylum seekers;
✔ Strengthen European defence: adoption of a strategic roadmap for the decade (Strategic Compass), which helps define European interests and a shared security and defence strategy; strengthening incentives to invest in European capability projects.
✔ Renew the EU-Africa partnership: EU-African Union summit, around an economic and financial New Deal with Africa, an agenda on health education and climate, development of plant proteins, a security partnership between Africa and Europe, and an agenda on chosen mobilities.