Slovenian National Assembly

Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL establishing a common procedure for international protection in the Union and repealing Directive 2013/32/EU

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Scrutiny Information

Scrutiny date: 25/11/2016

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The Committee on the Interior, Public Administration and Local Self-Government discussed the proposal at its 47th extraordinary meeting of 21 November 2016.

And at it's 107th meeting of 25 November 2016 the Committee on EU Affairs of the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia adopted the following Position:

The Republic of Slovenia supports the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a common procedure for international protection in the Union and repealing Directive 2013/32/EU, particularly the provisions specifying the duties of the applicant in the procedures and sanctions in case obligations are not met by the applicant. Furthermore, it welcomes the mandatory application of the provisions relating to the admissibility and the accelerated procedure. Slovenia is in favour of the harmonisation of the lists of safe countries of origin and safe third countries, which is specifically addressed by the proposal, being an important segment of the uniform implementation of procedures for granting international protection.

According to the Republic of Slovenia, the proposal takes into account the principle of the best interests of the child in accordance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child, since all the procedures relating to children take due account of the best interests of the child, while it also ensures special procedural guarantees in the case of unaccompanied minors.

Nevertheless, the Republic of Slovenia considers that the text of the proposal is in urgent need of certain improvements, particularly in terms of harmonising it accordingly with the provisions of other proposed acts (the reception directive and the qualifying regulation). Certain provisions, especially given the seriousness of their implications (the deprivation of the right to remain in the Member State pending the examination of the application, the dismissal of the application due to lack of cooperation in the process), should be further elaborated.

Likewise, the Republic of Slovenia remains reserved to the introduction of free legal assistance at first instance, while the mandatory time-limits for appeal and the time-limits for decision-making in judicial redress procedures, as well as the mandatory determination of grounds for granting international protection to persons who have already been granted protection.

Due to references made to other proposals of which the final text is not yet known, it is not possible at this stage to take a position on the content of certain provisions.


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