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The European Union Parliament calls for 12 weeks’ imprisonment for asylum seekers

The European Union Parliament calls for 12 weeks’ imprisonment for asylum seekers

The reform of European asylum and migration policy aims to speed up procedures at the EU’s external borders. Now it is the turn of the Member States.

The European Union Parliament has outlined its negotiating position for a comprehensive reform of European asylum and migration policy. On Tuesday, the EU’s responsible home commission spoke in favor of faster procedures at the EU’s external borders and solidarity between member states in times of crisis.

like Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) I mentioned that in the future this should be determined at the external borders of the European Union based on the country of origin what is the chance of recognizing an asylum seeker or whether false papers have been presented. According to the EU Home Committee, people with false papers and/or a low chance of asylum must be detained at the EU’s external borders for twelve weeks while their entitlements are determined.

During this time, the lawsuit must also be adjudicated in court. If the asylum application is rejected, these persons must be returned within another three months. According to the EU Parliament’s negotiating position, this regulation should not apply to families with children under the age of twelve and unaccompanied children.

There is no obligation

Although some member states insist that this measure should become compulsory in EU border countries, it should be up to the states themselves whether they use the border measure. A point of contention for the upcoming negotiations with the European Union countries.

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The second point of agreement is the solidarity mechanism. It is likely that the members of the Home Committee will have followed the proposal of the EU Commission from 2020: This measure provides several stages of flexible assistance to border states. Only in a final step should EU countries be able to force them to accept asylum seekers. Countries like Poland and Hungary adamantly reject the binding quota system.

The negotiating position is as good as it is consistent

The Home Committee’s positions on a total of four decrees remain to be confirmed by the entire Parliament in April – but this is considered certain due to the majority in Parliament. Only then can parliament begin negotiations with member states.

However, there is still no position among EU countries on crucial points. Therefore, it is questionable whether there will be an agreement by the end of June, as planned internally. Only then can negotiations with Parliament take place in the second half of the year. Negotiations must be completed by the end of the year for the regulations to become law before the European elections in spring 2024 FAZ.

Greens v. Imprisonment, FPÖ v. Distribution

“The regulations passed today will replace the current Dublin system and guarantee fast, legally safe procedures and clear responsibilities. EU countries at external borders should not be left alone, solidarity is needed,” said SPÖ MEP MEP. Teresa Pelofsky. “It is clear that the right to asylum for us is not up for discussion, and this includes adherence to fair procedures and the rule of law, observance of fundamental rights at external borders and maritime rescue.”

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Head of the green delegation Monica Vanna He stated that it was troubling that the Migration Charter had not stopped Fortress Europe. “We do not support current trends toward widespread and prolonged detention at our external borders, nor exceptions to existing protections and guarantees of basic rights.” It will be necessary to have a just system that shares responsibility and solidarity, based on human rights.

Head of the FPÖ delegation Harold Willemsky He criticized that it was wrong to continue the distribution of immigrant arrivals. This is not feasible in practice and would only send a signal that the EU is ready to use all capabilities to receive more migrants, according to Filmsky. As long as the EU keeps its external borders open to anyone who accesses them, nothing can change about mass migration that violates the right to asylum. Asylum for the persecuted has long since become a right of entry for everyone in the European Union.”

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