Markéta Křižáková, Věra Honusková
Author’s affiliation: Faculty of Law, Charles University

Reform of the Common European Asylum System

Jurisprudence 2/2019 Section: Articles Page: 13–22

Keywords: Common European Asylum System, international protection, solidarity, temporariness, safe countries

Abstract: The mass inflow of a higher number of third-country nationals to the European Union in 2015 revealed the weakness of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS), in particular the lack of solidarity between the member states. The European Commission thus decided to reform CEAS by multiple legislative proposals. The article focuses on several aspects of the proposals of the Dublin IV Regulation, qualification regulation, and procedural regulation. Some of the proposals were completely or partially abandoned during negotiations although they were providing a solution to fundamental questions connected with the functionality of the current system. Questions that will return in case a refugee (migration) crisis comes up in future. As of today, it cannot be predicted in what form and whether at all the CEAS reform will be eventually adopted. The unresolved questions will be on the agenda again, together with another mass influx wave at the latest, and thus it seems they are worthy of an analysis.