Path for the New Pact on Migration

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As a result of intensive negotiations, the New Pact on Migration and Asylum, which was proposed by the European Commission in September 2020, is now a reality. It is possible that the pact will be in force before the European elections.

The pact aims to provide a comprehensive and balanced approach to managing migration and asylum in the European Union and includes 5 legislative proposals:

the asylum procedure regulation, which establishes a common and streamlined procedure for examining asylum applications, as well as mandatory border procedures for certain categories of applicants;

the asylum and migration management regulation, which replaces the Dublin regulation and introduces new criteria for determining the member state responsible for examining an asylum application, as well as a solidarity mechanism to support member states under pressure;

the Eurodac regulation which updates the database of fingerprints and biometric data of asylum seekers and irregular migrants, and enhances its interoperability with other EU information systems;

the screening regulation which sets out the rules for conducting health, security and identity checks on persons arriving at the external borders or after disembarkation from search and rescue operations;

the regulation on crisis situations and force majeure which provides a framework for dealing with exceptional situations of mass influx of migrants or instrumentalisation of migration by third countries, as well as unforeseen circumstances that prevent the application of the normal rules.

Particularly Eurodac allows the exchange of information with other Eu information systems, such as the Schengen Information System (Sis) and the Visa Information System (Vis), to enhance security and border management. (Redazione)

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