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The EU adopts a new approach to managing asylum applications and immigration

The EU adopts a new approach to managing asylum applications and immigration

The Civil Liberties Committee has given the first green light to the European Union's reform of asylum and migration management.

The new approach to manage asylum and migration flows in the bloc was approved on March 28, and the new rules aim to address the crises the EU has faced, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports .

The position on the proposed update of the asylum and migration management regulation was approved by the members of the Parliament (EP) with 47 votes in favor, 17 votes against and one abstention.

According to the European Parliament, the adopted text changes the rules to determine the member states responsible for examining a submitted application for international protection, especially in relation to the introduction of family or educational ties with a specific EU country.

Now that the reforms have been adopted, Member States and the EU will work together to manage asylum and migration in accordance with EU and international law.

There will also be cooperation with countries that are not part of the EU on a number of elements, from readmission of third-country nationals to legal migration.

In addition to the above, it has been noted that the changes will also allow EU countries that are under pressure due to large numbers of migrant and asylum seeker arrivals to benefit from voluntary solidarity contributions from other member states. the form of capacity building or displacement measures.

MEPs also approved a mandate on new crisis rules, with 46 votes in favor, 12 votes against and seven abstentions.

The EU Parliament explains that new rules on which a mandate has been passed will apply temporarily when an EU country deals with unexpected arrivals of third-country nationals. The same noted that these rules would ensure that the responsibility is fairly shared between EU countries.

Commenting on the decision to reform the EU's asylum and migration management, Tomas Tobé, who serves as a member of the Parliament, said after the vote that the main purpose of this regulation is to increase mutual trust between EU countries and encourage of the fair division of responsibility. .

"After years of political deadlock in the field of asylum and migration, the European Parliament has shown that it is possible to find a common language. This is an important step forward towards a well-functioning and long-term common European policy on asylum and migration", added Tobé.

Juan Fernando López Aguilar also commented on the matter. He said that thanks to the settlement of the crisis, the EU will be able to address mass arrivals of third-country nationals and respond to similar situations.

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