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Solidarity, cooperation and common asylum rules are the key to managing migration flows


06 Apr 2016


Justice & Home Affairs

"The unrestrained migration flow has caused tensions in many Member States. We have to come back to law and order in asylum policy. The different procedures for dealing with asylum applications across Member States have further worsened the problem of irregular secondary movements. Europe needs more cooperation within a fairer common asylum system,” said Manfred Weber, Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament, commenting on the Commission’s proposals, presented today, for reforming the Common European Asylum System.

“This is another lesson learned from the migration crisis. There is no better alternative to managing migration in the long term. The fact that we in Europe use different standards for asylum recognition is unacceptable. More solidarity and fair burden-sharing of the distribution of asylum seekers are very important,” continued Manfred Weber.

“We therefore support the further development of the Dublin Regulation, with a solidarity mechanism as a distinct part of it. We need common principles, criteria and procedures in the European asylum system,” concluded the EPP Group Chairman.