The arrival of migrants and asylum seekers in the EU in recent years has shown that a more fair and effective policy is needed.
However, Europe, due to its geographical position and stability, can continue to be a recurring destination for asylum seekers and migrants who experience international and internal conflicts or face climate change and poverty.
The Union needs to modernize its asylum rules and the so-called “Dublin regulation” in particular to be more effective when receiving migrants. The reform must ensure greater solidarity, as well as a fairer distribution of responsibilities among member countries.
Keys to the EU asylum system
The cornerstone of the EU asylum system is the Dublin regulation, which determines which Member State is responsible for processing applications for international protection. Until now, the country of entry into the Union had to be entrusted, which put the external border partners in a delicate situation.
On November 6, 2017, the European Parliament confirmed its position for the member states to reach an agreement on the modernization of the so-called “Dublin regulation”