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Amendment No. 5 | Doc. 14568 | 27 June 2018

Striking a balance between the best interest of the child and the need to keep families together

Signatories: Ms Emilie Enger MEHL, Norway, ALDE ; Ms Boriana ÅBERG, Sweden, EPP/CD ; Ms Lise CHRISTOFFERSEN, Norway, SOC ; Mr Simonas GENTVILAS, Lithuania, ALDE ; Mr Jonas GUNNARSSON, Sweden, SOC ; Ms Eva-Lena JANSSON, Sweden, SOC ; Mr Mogens JENSEN, Denmark, SOC ; Mr Niklas KARLSSON, Sweden, SOC ; Ms Carina OHLSSON, Sweden, SOC ; Ms Azadeh ROJHAN GUSTAFSSON, Sweden, SOC ; Ms Ulla SANDBÆK, Denmark, UEL ; Ms Ingjerd SCHOU, Norway, EPP/CD ; Mr Emanuelis ZINGERIS, Lithuania, EPP/CD

Origin - 2018 - Third part-session

In the draft resolution, paragraph 4.2, replace the words:

"and to facilitating family reunification as soon as possible"

with the following words:

"and to facilitating family reunification when possible and in the child's best interest".

Explanatory note

Insisting on family reunification as soon as possible, disregards the fact that in some cases family reunification may not be in the best interests of the child. It is important to always assess the child's best interests, including with regards to the question of family reunification.