GOVERNMENT: Reply to European Commission (EC) Letter of Formal Notice

Vlada_RHLPJ Issue 168, 15 February 2016

In a closed cabinet session, the government adopted the reply to the EC Letter of Formal Notice, which represents the first step of the infringement process opened 10 December 2015 for failing to fully transpose and implement the Common European Asylum System.

The EC is requesting the correct implementation of the Eurodac Regulation (EU 603/2013), which provides for the effective fingerprinting of asylum seekers and transmission of data to the Eurodac central system within 72 hours. Effective implementation of Eurodac Regulation is essential for the functioning of the Dublin system and EU relocation schemes.

Proposed by: Croatian government

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