A reinforced European Union Agency for Asylum

September 12, 2018 9:32 am

12 September 2018 – The European Commission is proposing to further reinforce the operational capacity of the EU Agency for Asylum, equipping it with the necessary staff, tools and financial means to support Member States throughout the asylum procedure. This will help Member States to process asylum applications swiftly, avoid backlog and contribute to preventing secondary movements.

The Agency will now be able to provide a rapid and full service to Member States, including by assisting in carrying out the entire administrative stage of the procedure, whenever and wherever they need the extra help, particularly at hotspots and in controlled centres. The reinforced EU Agency for Asylum will work in full complementarity with the European Border and Coast Guard — together they will now be able to deploy migration management support teams at all times to offer integrated support on borders, asylum and return where needed