Posted on 23 September 2020 by CHILD-UP team
The new German Council’s presidency has exposed its views regarding the European migration and asylum policy in the paragraph of the German’s presidency programme called “A Europe of security and common value”.
The German Presidency expects an ambitious reform of the Common European Asylum System to be adopted, based on the Commission’s proposals, in order to update the regulations on responsibilities and solidarity, while complying with humanitarian standards, and avoiding overburdening individual Member States.
The German Presidency asserts that it will be “guided in this task by European values, rule-of-law and humanitarian standards”. The programme evokes priority given to voluntary resettlement, alongside a mitigation of the cause of displacement and irregular migration and the will to strengthen the Frontex mandate. The Presidency also expects to introduce a mandatory procedure on the EU’s external borders to “categorise and assess asylum applications in preliminary proceedings at an early stage and to refuse entry into the EU where it is evident that no need for protection exists”. On the other hand, legal migration opportunities are foreseen for workers from third countries to tackle the shortage of skilled workers.”
Read the full programme of the German presidency here.
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