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Asylum

Event date: 19/12/2017

Asylum

The refugee and migrant crisis in Europe has exposed the need for reform of the Common European Asylum System, in general, and of the Dublin rules, in particular.

The Commission's proposal of 4 May 2016 to reform the Dublin system does not change the existing criteria for determining which Member State is responsible for examining an asylum application.
Instead of a fundamental overhaul of the Dublin regime, as suggested by the Parliament, the Commission proposes to streamline and supplement the current rules with a corrective allocation mechanism. This mechanism would be triggered automatically were a Member State to be faced with disproportionate numbers of asylum-seekers. If a Member State decided not to accept the allocation of asylum-seekers from a Member State under pressure, a 'solidarity contribution'of €250 000 per applicant would have to be made instead.

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The Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs vote in its meeting on the draft reports Establishing the Internal Security Fund, the Asylum and Migration Fund

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Press conference by Cecilia WIKSTRÖM (ALDE, SV), rapporteur, Alessandra MUSSOLINI (EPP, IT), Elly SCHLEIN (S&D, IT), Jean LAMBERT (Greens/EFA, UK), Cornelia ERNST (GUE/NGL, DE), and Laura FERRARA (EFDD, IT), shadow rapporteurs

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The Members of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) vote on the new regulation establishing a common single procedure for asylum claims, part of the review of the Common European Asylum System

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MEPs vote on the New Regulation establishing a common single procedure for asylum claims, part of the review of the Common European Asylum System, with the aim of avoiding so-called asylum-shopping. It simplifies and shorten asylum procedures and includes guarantees for asylum seekers. It also clarifies and harmonizes the concepts of safe countries (of origin, third safe countries).

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The MEPs of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs of the European Parliament vote on the Reform of the Dublin system.

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Cecilia WIKSTRÖM, (ALDE, SE), rapporteur, gives a press conference on the draft report on the reform of the Dublin system

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Seeking asylum in the EU

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