JHA Council: Dublin Regulation and outstanding legislative proposals

Friday, October 4, 2013

During its meeting on 6-7 December the Council confirmed the political agreement on the Dublin Regulation and was informed about the state-of-play of the outstanding legislative proposals concerning the Common European Asylum System:

  • Dublin Regulation: negotiations between the Council and the Parliament have been finalized and the Council adopted this political agreement. The new rules will introduce a mechanism for early warning, preparedness and crisis management aimed at evaluating the functioning of national asylum systems, assisting member states in need and preventing asylum crises.
  • Reception Conditions Directive: a political agreement had been confirmed at the Council meeting of 25-26 October.
  • Eurodac regulation: the Council adopted its position in October in view of the negotiations with the European Parliament. Trilogues are expected to start as soon as the Parliament adopts its own position.
  • Asylum procedures directive: negotiations continue with the European Parliament with a view to reaching an agreement before the end of this year. On 27 November the Coreper adopted a revised compromise package.

The press release of the Council's meeting can be found here.

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