The Dublin system, according to which refugees must file their asylum application in the country of first arrival, no longer works in its current form. Reception and distribution procedures must therefore be radically reformed.
We call for refugees to be distributed among the Member States on a case-by-case basis. Priority must be given to points of contact such as a previous stay in a Member State or family connections. In the absence of such circumstances, distribution must take place according to a fair distribution key within the EU countries.
In a community, all members must fulfil their obligations; anyone who violates this principle of solidarity must be sanctioned economically, e.g. by cancelling subsidies. Asylum procedures must also be simplified and speeded up, but with due regard for individual legal remedies. Even people who do not have the right to stay have the right to a quick legal certainty.
Family reunifications must be carried out more quickly, and the procedures must focus above all on applications from minors seeking protection. They need special protection and increased care, for example through the provision of accompanying persons.