Today the Commission proposed to improve the overall efficiency of EURODAC, the system collecting fingerprints of asylum seekers which is an essential part of the EU's Common European Asylum System. EURODAC helps the quick and correct identification of the EU country responsible for assessing an asylum claim.
A crucial step towards a common system for handling asylum applications in the EU has been taken today as the European Parliament adopted several measures that form the future Common European Asylum System. These include common procedures, the creation of a basic set or rights for asylum seekers arriving in the EU and a proposal to stop transfers to member states struggling to cope with the number of asylum seekers and related responsibilities.
A logical collection of information that is interrelated and that is managed and stored as a unit, for example in the same computer file. The terms database and data set are often used interchangeably.