Dublin Regulation is going to change! Migrants and asylum seekers shall not be obliged to apply for international protection in the first country they met after leaving their original one anymore. A permanent and automatic outplacement system is about to be set out, and it’s going to be totally different from the Relocation System applied so far. The aim is to discourage migrants and asylum seekers from moving to another country after undertaking the process.
The reform proposal has been approved on the 19th October 2017 by the Commissione Libe of the European Parliament, and it’s going to be discussed by the European Council composed by member states’ leaders. A problem will be raised by the Visegrad, composed by Eastern Countries which are hostile to the reception system for asylum seekers.
Which kind of changes will be made?
- The criteria ‘of the first country’ will be deleted, which means that the first country crossed by the asylum seeker don’t necessarily have to be the one where to apply for the request anymore, but the European Union will be considered in its entirety;
- An automatic relocation mechanism based on the distribution throughout the EU according to the principle of solidarity and fair sharing of responsibility (art. 80 Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union) will be implemented;
- Systematic controls of inadmissibility of all the asylum seekers according to the concepts of Paese terzo sicuro and first-country-of-entry will be deleted;
- New family reunification procedure;
- Procedural guarantees and reporting requirements will be reinforced;
- Social integration, such as the recognition of academic degrees obtained in other states, will be made easier.