The Home Affairs Council will discuss the reform of the common European asylum system.
In this context, the presidency will inform ministers about the state of play of all the related files, including: the reform of the Dublin regulation, and the proposed establishment of the European asylum agency.
The reform of the Dublin regulation aims to improve the system’s capacity to determine a single EU country in charge of examining the asylum application request. It also seeks to ensure a fair burden-sharing by complementing the current system with a corrective system of refugees’ allocation.
The European asylum agency supposes to build on the work of the existing European Asylum Support Office, responsible for ensuring consistency in the assessment of asylum requests across the EU.
Ministers are also expected to agree on a mandate for negotiations with the European parliament on a draft Eurodac regulation, aiming to adapt the Eurodac system to the proposed changes to Dublin rules.
Eurodac is a system that allows for a comparison of fingerprints of asylum applicants.