A week after the fire that ravaged the Moria camp, on the Greek island of Lesbos, the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen announced, Wednesday September 16, her desire to "abolish the Dublin regulation" , which entrusts the responsibility of studying the asylum request to the first EU country of entry for migrants.

The head of the European executive wants a "new strong mechanism of solidarity".

"I can announce that we are going to abolish the Dublin regulation and replace it with a new European system of governance of migration (...). There will be a new strong mechanism of solidarity", she said. week before the presentation by the Commission of a long-awaited reform of migration policy in the EU.

Ursula von der Leyen made this wish to the European Parliament just after her first State of the European Union speech on Wednesday morning.

>> See also: Migration crisis in Europe: the difficult journey of the "dublines"

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