04 May 2023
Discussions are ongoing on the Pact, with member states debating how to deal with the European Parliament's position on Eurodac and discussions ongoing within the Council on the Asylum and Migration Management Regulation. Documents published here provide an insight into the issues under discussion.
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Asylum and Migration Management Regulation (AMMR)
In January a revised draft of the AMMR introduced "a substantial number of changes, including the introduction of the concept of "adaptable responsibility" and an array of new bodies dominated by the member states intended to govern the implementation of EU migration policy."
Those proposals have been under discussion ever since, with member states recently submitting comments and drafting suggestions (pdf) on a version of the text from 21 February (pdf). A consolidated version of the proposed Regulation was circulated on 12 April (pdf), and a further compilation of comments was circulated in the Council on 18 April (pdf).
Trilogues have begun on the revised Eurodac Regulation. The new rules will massively expand the database and transform it from a database for assisting in the administration of asylum claims to a more general purpose migration management (and control) system.
A Council document dated 20 April (pdf) contains comments from member states on various issues on which the Council and Parliament positions conflict. The "lines" mentioned in the document referred to the numbered rows in the four-column document being used in the trilogue negotiations.
Member states are discussing a substantially redrafted version of the Asylum and Migration Management Regulation, and a new compromise version of the Asylum Procedure Regulation.
The latest Council draft of the Asylum and Migration Management Regulation (AMMR) includes a substantial number of changes, including the introduction of the concept of "adaptable responsibility" and an array of new bodies dominated by the member states intended to govern the implementation of EU migration policy.
A note circulated by the Czech Presidency to the Council's Strategic Committee on Immigration, Frontiers and Asylum (SCIFA) at the end of November.
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