The EU Commission is going to remove the sovereign asylum policy of individual EU states.
This means that e.g
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the strict Danish immigration policy is endangered.
Behind it is also the wish of the Mediterranean EU countries to pass their many asylants on to Northern EU countries - a tendency which will vigorously increase with the coming Union for the Mediterranean , the Euromediterranean Common Market of the Barcelona Declaration from 2010 - and the promise to the Euromediterranean "partner countries" about the 4 fundamental rights of the EU, including free mobility for people, as promised  by the EU Foreign Ministers on Dec. 2-3, 2003 in Naples.

On Apr. 17, 2008, EU Vice President Barrot, Commissioner responsible for Freedom, Security and Justice said :
In the Communication 'New structures, new approaches: improving the quality of decision making in the Common European Asylum System'
of 18 February 2006, the Commission put forward its plans with respect to strengthened practical co-operation. The main goal of this co-operation is to improve convergence in decision-making by Member States within the framework of rules set by Community asylum legislation.

Misunderstood Christianity : Tents of rejected Muslim asylants permitted by the Catholic Church  in Belgium , even covering the Virgin Mary, who is an abomination to the Muslims. The apostle John in his 2. Letter: 7-11 explicitly warns against against inviting the enemies of Christ and to welcome them and put them up, because "thereby you become an accomplice of their evil deeds"

The Hague Programme adopted by the Brussels European Council of 2004 set up the blueprint in the area of Justice and Home Affairs at EU level for the coming years. As far as the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) is concerned, it says that the ultimate goal should be the establishment of the common asylum procedure and uniform status for those granted asylum or subsidiary protection. The Hague Programme also recognizes that, apart from the legislative approach, practical co-operation between the national asylum administrations of Member States will play an important part in fostering the necessary spirit of solidarity and responsibility sharing to achieve a truly common approach in the field of asylum.

One option put forward by the Green Paper on June 6, 2007,  in order to respond to this challenge, is the transformation of the structures involved in practical co-operation into an European Support Office. Such an office could take over and systematically co-ordinate all the current activities of common practical cooperation. Many of the contributions from Member States and other stakeholders to the Green paper emphasized the positive role played by practical cooperation and the idea of creating a European Support Office received solid backing from different organizations and many of the EU Member States.

“As we look towards a future Common European Asylum System, it is essential that we develop greater convergence, not only of legislation, but also of practice. It is vital that asylum authorities of the Member States have at their disposal concrete support to answer their daily and operational needs. With such support Member States can share information, improve the quality of procedures and jointly find solutions to emergency situations such as mass arrivals of asylum seekers. The creation of a Support Office in the future should be considered as a concrete way to provide the necessary level of coordination and support to Member States efforts.”.

Better quality and convergence will contribute to level the EU asylum playing field and build a single asylum space which gives protection

The main goal of practical co-operation between asylum national administrations is to improve the quality and convergence of Member States decision-making. This is in the interest of both the Members States and asylum-seekers. However, the current EU-framework does not yet provide enough structural support for practical cooperation. Many activities are carried out on an ad hoc basis.

The Commission is currently carrying out a feasibility study to explore options to transform the current structures involved in practical cooperation into a European Support Office.
Such an office could take over and systematically coordinate activities on Country of Origin, Information, development of a common curriculum and exchange of best practice.

Furthermore, it could ….provide support to Member States' facing particular pressures, for instance by managing teams of asylum experts to be deployed to those Member States. Finally, it could play a role in the implementation of the Regional Protection Programmes.

The office can support the coordination of any new policy initiative adopted in the future, for instance regarding resettlement at the EU level.

This EU Vice President and Commissioner Jacques Barrot is convicted  of embezzlement - and is just one of the EU Commission´s several ordinary criminals, former communist apparatschiks  and liars of the EU Commission - as stated by Nigel Farage - without contradiction or consequences - in the EU Parliament!!!

When nominated as an EU Commissioner in 2004 Mr. Jacques Barrot did not reveal his having a suspended term for embezzlement  in 2000 - automatically  cancelled by amnesty from French President Chirac, according to a BBC report.