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Joint Statement on World Refugee Day 2017

Joint Statement on World Refugee Day 2017

On the occasion of World Refugee Day, Frans Timmermans, First Vice President, Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission, Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Neven Mimica, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Dimitris Avramopoulos, Commissioner for Migration and Home Affairs, and Christos Stylianides, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, made the following statement:

The EP votes on the Common European Asylum System

The EP votes on the Common European Asylum System

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.

Subsidiary protection status

The recognition by an EU State of a non-EU national or a stateless person as a person eligible for subsidiary protection.

Subsidiary protection

The protection given to a non-EU national or a stateless person who does not qualify as a refugee, but in respect of whom substantial grounds have been shown to believe that the person concerned, if returned to his or her country of origin or, in the case of a stateless person, to his or her country of former habitual residence, would face a real risk of suffering serious harm and who is unable or, owing to such risk, unwilling to avail himself or herself of the protection of that country.

Stateless person

Person who is not considered as national by any State under the operation of its law.

Refugee status

The recognition by an EU State of a non-EU national or stateless person as a refugee.

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