The European Commission has just announced the unravelling of the European asylum package and the postponement of the reform of the Dublin System for the redistribution of asylum seekers, a controversial issue between EU governments, as well as the amendment of the Asylum Procedures Regulation.
Jean Lambert, Greens/EFA spokesperson on the Common European Asylum Policy, comments:
"To pick apart the asylum package means burying a common European asylum policy. Without a fair sharing of responsibility of asylum seekers across EU member States, any reform of the Common European Asylum Policy will remain patchwork. The EU Commission is not doing any justice to the notion of European solidarity by caving into the whims of Viktor Orbán and other right wing governments.
"The fair distribution of those seeking protection demanded by the European Parliament must remain on the negotiating table. If no solution is possible with all Member States, then countries willing to commit themselves to solidarity and promote a humane asylum policy must find ways to work together on the redistribution of refugees."