Written by Anja Radjenovic (1st edition),
States must treat asylum-seekers and refugees according to the appropriate standards laid down in human rights and refugee law. The current migration crisis revealed wide divergences in the level of reception conditions provided by Member States. While some are facing problems in ensuring adequate and dignified treatment of applicants, in others the standards of reception provided are more generous. This has led to secondary movements of asylum-seekers and refugees and has put pressure on certain Member States.
The aim of the proposed recast directive, which would replace the current Reception Conditions Directive, is to ensure greater harmonisation of reception standards across all Member States. In doing so, applicants for asylum could experience similar treatment as regards reception conditions provided in EU Member States.
- November 2016: ‘Reception of asylum-seekers – recast Directive‘ (1st edition)
Proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down standards for the reception of applicants for international protection (recast)
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE)
Sophia in ‘t Veld (ALDE, the Netherlands)
Salvatore Domenico Pogliese (EPP, Italy)
Iliana Iotova (S&D, Bulgaria)
Cornelia Ernst (GUE/NGL, Germany)
Bodil Valero (Greens/EFA, Sweden)
Gilles Lebreton (ENF, France)
Ordinary legislative procedure (COD) (Parliament and Council on equal footing – formerly ‘co-decision’)
Next steps expected: Initial discussions in LIBE Committee