About this paper:
This policy paper builds on a previous policy paper published by ILGA-Europe in January 2011. While significant progresses have been achieved in the negotiation process between the European Parliament and the Council as regards the asylum Qualification Directive, and while the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) recently became operational, the situation is quite different when it comes to the Procedure Directive, the Reception Conditions Directive and the Dublin II Regulation.
As a result, the European Commission published on 1st June 2011 new proposals on the Procedure and the Reception Conditions Directives. The recasting legislative procedure needs to re-start from the beginning. In this context, and taking into consideration the changes made by the Commission in its proposals as well as the position adopted by the European Parliament, ILGA-Europe needed to update its position on the two above mentioned directives.