New Pact on Migration and Asylum

Theme: Migration
Title: New Pact on Migration and Asylum
Policy Reference: COM(2020) 609


The aim of this pact is to bring about a fresh start on migration: building confidence through more effective procedures and striking a new balance between responsibility and solidarity.


The main feature is a new mechanism for constant solidarity, which include flexible options for:

  • Relocation of recently-arrived persons
  • Return sponsorship, whereby a Member State takes over responsibility for returning a person with no right to stay on behalf of another Member State
  • Immediate operational support, longer-term support to build capacity on asylum procedures, reception of newcomers or return operations, or assistance in responding to specific migratory trends affecting Member States through cooperation with non-EU countries
European Commission

This communication was published by the European Commission on September 23, 2020. Discussions will now take place at European Parliament and Council of the EU levels.

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