Dublin Asylum System: Europe is losing its way

2017. 10. 19.

The European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) today voted for a mandatory quota system without a permanent headcount limit. The Fidesz-KDNP Group of the European Parliament strongly rejects any form of compulsory asylum quota, since it considers that it is sovereign right of the Member States to determine who is to be accepted into their territory.


The LIBE Committee voted to amend one of the main elements of the common European asylum system (Dublin IV), which would create a mandatory quota system without a permanent headcount limit. The adopted Parliament’s position therefore does not relate to the allocation of a certain number of migrants within a defined period of time, but provides for the allocation of illegal migrants to all EU countries without a numerical and time limit.

Europe is losing its way, as such an inclusive system will be interpreted as a clear invitation to hundreds of thousands of people from the Third World. As they have crossed the external borders of the Union, they are easily transposed into any of the EU Member State under an automated system. A further failure of the draft is that it does not interest the Member States on the outer perimeters to protect their borders, since illegal immigrants are relocated from their territory.

It is unacceptable that the Member States that did not fulfill the relocation obligation would be financially sanctioned by reducing the national allocation of both the Structural Funds and the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF).

It is also incomprehensible why the European Parliament still finds the solution in the mandatory relocation of migrants between Member States, although it has now become clear that if incoming migrants are distributed within the external borders, there is no chance of their return. This reform will only further undermine the already serious crisis of migration.

The inconsistency of a certain group of EU decision-makers suggests that, at the same time as Parliament proposed a new asylum relocation system, the commission adopted a proposal aimed at tightening controls at the EU’s external borders. Kinga Gál’s report on the European Travel Information and Authorisation System serves to enhance the security of EU citizens, since there is no freedom without security.


Press release of the Fidesz-KDNP Group of the European Parliament