The antiquated Common European Asylum System (CEAS) needed an overhaul due to the large number of migrants and asylum seekers arriving: The so-called Dublin system as it is designed right now puts some Southern and Eastern Member States in a particularly vulnerable situation. The rule is: The country, in which a migrant first sets foot in needs to deal with the migrant's paperwork first and foremost. This is why the Commission decided to reform the European Asylum System and this bill is part of their effort.
The reformed European Asylum System - including a new European Union Agency for Asylum - is supposed to be more efficient, based on solidarity and will prevent abuses. New societal challenges like the current refugee crisis, make it necessary for the EU to change some of its traditional modus operandi. This bill is an illustration of an evolving European Union that is adapting to reality.
In short, the proposed bill is designed to transform the current European Asylum Support Office (EASO) into a fully-fledged "Agency" (with more power and more funds) to deal with the refugee crisis more effectively. The new agency will have to make sure that:
There will be other initiatives reforming the current Dublin system - especially the "reference key" which will determine the number of asylum seekers each Member State has to take in.
The proposed system will allow for the effective management of authorised short-stays, increased automation at border-controls, and improved detection of document and identity fraud, according to the Commission.
The system will apply to all non-EU citizens who are admitted for a short stay in the Schengen area (maximum 90 days in any 180-day period).- See more at: http://www.novinite.com/articles/173907/EU+Proposes+Entry-Exit+System+to+Boost+Border+Control+Efficiency#sthash.ULiSguc8.dpuf
The dossier was handed over to the Parliament's Civil Liberties and Home Affairs Committee. In December 2016 the Committee adopted its report and the Council agreed on its negotiation position as well. In late June 2017 trilogue negotiations were wrapped up with an informal agreement that still needs to be confirmed by votes in the Parliament and the Council.
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