It was reported that the EU had rejected the agreements proposed by the United Kingdom because they were not within the framework of their negotiating mandate. Neither the political declaration between the UK and the EU nor the draft EU text for a new partnership agreement with the UK explicitly identifies asylum, unaccompanied children or readmissions as areas for future agreements or cooperations. They will also apply during the transitional period of the WITHDRAWAL agreement for the UK, as most EU laws will continue to apply to the UK during this period, which expires at the end of the year. The Dublin regime was originally introduced by the Dublin Convention, signed in Dublin (Ireland) on 15 June 1990 and came into force on 1 October 1997 for the first twelve signatories (Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom), and on 1 January 1998 for Finland.  While the agreement was only open to accession by the Member States of the European Communities, Norway and Iceland, non-member countries, reached an agreement with the EC in 2001 on the application of the provisions of the Convention on their territory.  Activists want the UK government to amend national legislation to fill gaps left by the Dublin Regulation (at least if it is not part of an agreement similar to that of a non-member state). The aim is to ensure that from the end of the year, asylum seekers in Europe do not lose a safe and legal way to reintegrate with their relatives in the UK. Read more: www.proasyl.de/hintergrund/praxishinweise-zur-aktuellen-aussetzung-von-dublin-ueberstellungen-und-ueberstellungsfristen/ The UK has proposed a readmission agreement between the UK and the EU. Both sides would agree to accept the return of citizens and certain categories of illegal foreign nationals to the territory of the other region. The Labour politician accused Boris Johnson of making political statements that did not correspond to the reality of what the government is trying to negotiate.
“Politically, [the Prime Minister] says we will have British laws to take back control, but in private they will retaliate Dublin or have some sort of agreement with the EU.” The government has said it could pursue bilateral agreements with some member states if it fails to reach EU-wide agreements. However, some experts have indicated that bilateral agreements could be limited by the EU`s exclusive competences. It proposed a more limited agreement to allow the transfer of unaccompanied children from asylum seekers to family members in the UK/EU. But campaigners say the proposals are insufficient and that it seems unlikely to reach an agreement before the end of the transition period. Recent government statements have expressed confidence that the ability to negotiate new return agreements will strengthen the UK`s ability to return asylum seekers to other European countries, although some outside commentators have a different view.