EU adopts historic new rules on asylum seekers

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EU adopts historic new rules on asylum seekers

The European Union (EU) on Tuesday adopted a new set of rules aimed at easing the burden of member states on the frontline of migration, reported Xinhua.

The Pact is made up of ten new legislative acts, which will reform the entire European framework for asylum and migration management.

They include rules on the updated Eurodac database, and the regulations on screening, the asylum procedure, the return border procedure, and asylum and migration management, as well as regulations on resettlement, crisis, qualification and reception conditions.

They will help determine which EU country is responsible for an asylum application, ensure a fairer sharing of responsibility among EU countries, and ensure that decisions on applications for international protection are made fairly and efficiently. The texts also propose a two-year EU resettlement and humanitarian plan, and help EU countries resettle people across the EU.

"The European Union will also continue its close cooperation with third countries to tackle the root causes of irregular migration," said Nicole de Moor, Belgian State Secretary for Asylum and Migration, whose country currently holds the rotating presidency of the EU Council.

The reception conditions directive, qualification regulation and EU resettlement framework were first proposed in 2016, immediately after the migrant crisis that took place across Europe in 2015. Other regulations were proposed in 2020.

The EU member states will have two years to implement the new laws.


  1. EmmaJohnson82 says

    It’s great to see that the EU is taking concrete steps towards a more equitable and efficient asylum system. These new rules will undoubtedly help alleviate the burden on frontline member states and ensure a fairer sharing of responsibility. I applaud the efforts to make decisions on asylum applications more transparent and efficient. Let’s hope this leads to better outcomes for all involved.

  2. EmmaSmith123 says

    Will these new rules ensure a more efficient process for asylum applications across the EU?

  3. Anne_K says

    Anne_K believes that the new rules adopted by the EU are a crucial step towards creating a fairer and more efficient asylum and migration management system, which will help alleviate the burden on frontline member states and ensure a better distribution of responsibilities among EU countries.

  4. EmilySmith says

    It’s great to see the EU taking steps towards fairer responsibility sharing in asylum and migration management. Hopefully, these new rules will lead to more efficient and just decisions on international protection applications.

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