Proposal for a Regulation on asylum and migration management

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Series Details COM (2020) 610
Publication Date 23/09/2020
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Legislative initiative tabled by the European Commission on 23 September 2020, setting out a Regulation concerning asylum and migration management. It amends Council Directive (EC) 2003/109 and the Regulation concerning the Asylum and Migration Fund.

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This proposal puts in place a common framework for asylum and migration management at EU level as a key contribution to the comprehensive approach and seeks to promote mutual trust between the Member States. It aims to replace the existing Dublin Regulation and relaunches the reform of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS). The initiative provides for a new solidarity mechanism that aims at being flexible and responsive in design in order to be adjustable to the different situations presented by the different migratory challenges faced by the Member States, by setting solidarity measures from among which Member States can choose to contribute. It also includes provisions to strengthen the return of irregular migrants.

The solidarity measures also comprise possibilities for Member States to provide assistance to each other in carrying out returns, in the form of return sponsorship. The fresh approach to migration management also includes improving the rules on responsibility for examining an application for international protection. This proposal further establishes a governance framework built on national strategies of the Member States, which will feed into a European Strategy on Asylum and Migration Management.

This initiative was put forward as part of a legislative package launched alongside itsĀ New Pact on Migration and Asylum.

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European Commission: New Pact on Migration and Asylum - A fresh start on migration in Europe
EUR-Lex: SWD(2020)207: Staff Working Document accompanying the Proposal
EPRS: Briefing, October 2020: Reforming asylum and migration management: A shift towards greater solidarity?

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