Dare I say the old firm together again?
Ian Parker-Joseph is a master on things EU, he has a feed of raw data and out of it came this, this evening:
Commission presents options for reforming the Common European Asylum
System and developing safe and legal pathways to Europe
Brussels, 6 April 2016
Another old hand at this game, David Phipps, replied:
Had already seen the following:http://www.welt.de/politik/
ausland/article154000871/ Europaeische-Union-will- Asylverfahren-an-sich-ziehen. htmland
From Google translate:
“In the European Commission in Brussels, there are concrete plans, will no longer be left to the decision on the asylum procedure the individual member states, but to place them in European hands.This emerges from a communication of he European Commission , entitled “Reform of the European asylum system and the strengthening of legal means to Europe” shows that there is the “world”.
The message is to be published this Wednesday.
The Communication says literally, it could be considered “to lay the responsibility for the processing of asylum claims from the national to the EU level” [……..] Specifically, the Commission proposes to before, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) to convert from a simple EU agency in an agency with decision-making powers, the future is to have a branch in each country and will also process appeals against the respective decisions.
“This would create a single and centralized decision-making mechanism and would thus complete the harmonization of procedures, but also the consistent assessment of protection needs at EU level secure”, it says in the statement.”
And we thought June 23rd was all we had to worry about. The snakes are hard at it.