Refugee movements and migration are at the centre of global attention. The European Parliament is actively involved, in the adoption of new laws on irregular and regular immigration. It is a full co-legislator together with the Council representing member states on these matters since the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty in 2009.
On 8 June 2023, the Council reached an agreement on two key asylum & migration regulations: The asylum procedure regulation (APR) establishes a common procedure across the EU that member states need to follow when people seek international protection. Asylum and migration management regulation
The asylum and migration management regulation (AMMR) should replace the current Dublin regulation. Dublin sets out rules determining which member state is responsible for the examination of an asylum application. The AMMR will streamline these rules and shorten time limits. To balance the current system whereby a few member states are responsible for the vast majority of asylum applications, a new solidarity mechanism is being proposed that is simple, predictable and workable. The new rules combine mandatory solidarity with flexibility for member states as regards the choice of the individual contributions.
The EP calls to advance in the reform of EU migration and asylum common policy before the 2024 EU elections.