What bilateral readmission agreements exist between EU Member States and third countries to facilitate the return of migrants staying irregularly on the EU territory? This EMN inform updates, checks and expands the existing information on legally binding bilateral readmission agreements by EU Member States and Norway. It highlights how these agreements have led to higher numbers of returns and smoother return operations, as well as consolidating good cooperation with third countries. The inform is also supplemented by the Inventory on bilateral readmission agreements signed by or entered into force in EU Member States in 2014-2021.

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