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Common European asylum system: Commission proposals have mixed results

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Date de publication : 01/07/12

Common European asylum system: Commission proposals have mixed results

The huge diversity of provisions for the reception of asylum seekers put in place by the Member States of the European Union, as well as the lack in certain States of a fair procedure for granting the status conferred by international protection, has made it necessary to seek greater harmonisation of the rules governing the asylum system. Such harmonisation has become all the more essential given the existence of a mechanism for determining the Member State competent to handle an asylum application, which requires that asylum seekers be offered an equivalent level of treatment in each Member State of the European Union.