Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCILon asylum and migration management and amending Council Directive (EC) 2003/109 and the proposed Regulation (EU) XXX/XXX [Asylum and Migration Fund]
In the Political Guidelines of the Commission,President Ursula von der Leyen announced a New Pact on Migration and Asylum, involving a comprehensive approach to external borders, asylum and return systems, the Schengen area of free movement and the external dimension. The New Pact on Migration and Asylum, presented together with this proposal for a new Regulation on Asylum and Migration Management1, represents a fresh start on migrationbased on a comprehensive approach to migration management. This proposalputs in place a common framework for asylum and migration management at EU level as a key contribution to the comprehensive approach andseeks to promote mutual trust between the Member States. Based on the overarching principles of solidarity and a fair sharing of responsibility, the New Pact advocates integrated policy-making bringing together policies in the areas of asylum, migration, return, external border protection, the fight against migrants’ smuggling and relations with key third countries reflecting a whole of government approach.It recognises that a comprehensive approach also means a stronger, more sustainable and tangible expression of the principle of solidarity and fair sharing of responsibility, which finds its balance in a broader context, widening the focus beyond the issue of which Member State is responsible for examining an application for international protection. These principles should therefore be applied to the whole of migration management, ranging from ensuring access to international protection to tackling irregular migration and unauthorised movements.
Number of pages118p.
DescriptionCOM(2020) 610 final
Text with EEA relevance