EP to call for centralised EU asylum system and legal ways to migrate
A centralised asylum system would allow the EU to better manage the increasing flows of migrants and asylum seekers, according to a draft resolution MEPs will debate and vote on Tuesday. The text advocates safe and lawful ways for third-country nationals to enter the Union without risking their lives and resorting to criminal smugglers.
The draft resolution, prepared by Roberta Metsola (EPP, MT) and Kashetu Kyenge (S&D, IT) demands a radical overhaul of the so-called Dublin rules (which determine the member state responsible for processing an asylum application) to ensure shared responsibility, solidarity and quicker processing of asylum claims. It also calls on member states to honour their commitments regarding relocation of refugees and insists on the need for a binding EU resettlement scheme.
Procedure: Non-legislative resolution
Debate: Tuesday, 12 April - 08.30
Vote: Tuesday, 12 April
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