DISINFO: Czech Minister of Interior supported Dublin IV
The Czech Minister of Interior voted for reform of the EU asylum system (the so called Dublin IV). It will result in the removal of control of migration from Czech national authorities.
This claim was denied by Czech MoI. No voting took place regarding Dublin IV, negotiations are ongoing.
The Dublin IV proposal retains the link between responsibility in the field of asylum and the respect by Member States of their obligations in terms of protection of the external border, subject to exceptions designed to protect family unity and the best interests of the child. The current criteria for the allocation of responsibility are essentially preserved, but targeted changes are proposed, notably to strengthen family unity under Dublin by extending the family definition.
The main amendments made intend to on the one hand improve the efficiency of the system, notably by maintaining a stable responsibility of a given Member State for examining an application, once that responsibility has been established. On the other hand, the amendments serve to limit secondary movements, in particular by deleting the rules on shift of responsibility between Member States.
The system is supplemented with a new corrective allocation mechanism, based on a reference key, allowing for adjustments in allocation of applicants in certain circumstances. It therefore means the system can deal with situations when Member States' asylum systems are faced with disproportionate pressure, by ensuring an appropriate system of responsibility sharing between Member States. eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=COM:2016:0270:FIN,