Written by Detelin Ivanov (2nd edition),
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.
- February 2017: Reform of the Dublin system (2nd edition)
- September 2016: Reform of the Dublin system (1st edition)
|Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the criteria and mechanisms for determining the Member State responsible for examining an application for international protection lodged in one of the Member States by a third-country national or a stateless person (recast)|
|Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE)
Cecilia Wikström (ALDE, Sweden)
Roberta Metsola (EPP, Malta)
Elly Schlein (S&D, Italy)
Daniel Dalton (ECR, UK)
Cornelia Ernst (GUE/NGL, Germany)
Jean Lambert (Greens/EFA, UK)
Laura Ferrara (EFDD, Italy)
|COM(2016)270 of 4.5.2016, 2016/0133(COD)
Ordinary legislative procedure (COD) (Parliament and Council on equal footing – formerly ‘co-decision’)
|Next steps expected:||Publication of draft report|
Visit the European Parliament page on ‘Improving the Common European Asylum System‘.