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Brussels, 25 March 2013
Commissioner Malmström welcomes LIBE vote on the Asylum Procedures Directive and EURODAC Regulation
"I welcome the outcome of today's vote in the LIBE committee on the last two outstanding pieces in the asylum package: the Asylum Procedures Directive and EURODAC Regulation. The EU needs a common asylum system that guarantees protection and solidarity to the most vulnerable ones. We have been working for years to build up an area with high standards ensuring that asylum seekers are treated equally in an open and fair system, wherever they apply for protection. I am very pleased that we are now only a step away from formal adoption by the Home Affairs Council and the European Parliament of all the proposals presented by the Commission to reach this goal", said Cecilia Malmström, EU Commissioner for Home Affairs.