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REGULATION (EU) No 604/2013 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 26 June 2013 establishing the criteria and mechanisms for determining the Member State responsible for examining an application for international protection lodged in one of the Member States by a third-country national or a stateless person (recast)

This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

It shall apply to applications for international protection lodged as from the first day of the sixth month following its entry into force and, from that date, it will apply to any request to take charge of or take back applicants, irrespective of the date on which the application was made. The Member State responsible for the examination of an application for international protection submitted before that date shall be determined in accordance with the criteria set out in Regulation (EC) No 343/2003.

References in this Regulation to Regulation (EU) No 603/2013, Directive 2013/32/EU and Directive 2013/33/EU shall be construed, until the dates of their application, as references to Regulation (EC) No 2725/2000 (17), Directive 2003/9/EC (18) and Directive 2005/85/EC (19) respectively.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in the Member States in accordance with the Treaties.

Done at Brussels, 26 June 2013.

For the European Parliament

The President


For the Council

The President


(1)  OJ C 317, 23.12.2009, p. 115.

(2)  OJ C 79, 27.3.2010, p. 58.

(3)  Position of the European Parliament of 7 May 2009 (OJ C 212 E, 5.8.2010, p. 370) and position of the Council at first reading of 6 June 2013 (not yet published in the Official Journal). Position of the European Parliament of 10 June 2013 (not yet published in the Official Journal).

(4)  OJ L 50, 25.2.2003, p. 1.

(5)  OJ L 132, 29.5.2010, p. 11.

(6)  OJ L 337, 20.12.2011, p. 9.

(7)  See page 96 of this Official Journal.

(8)  See page 60 of this Official Journal.

(9)  OJ L 222, 5.9.2003, p. 3.

(10)  OJ L 281, 23.11.1995, p. 31.

(11)  See page 1 of this Official Journal.

(12)  OJ L 218, 13.8.2008, p. 60.

(13)  OJ L 55, 28.2.2011, p. 13.

(14)  OJ L 243, 15.9.2009, p. 1.

(15)  OJ L 348, 24.12.2008, p. 98.

(16)  OJ L 199, 31.7.2007, p. 23.

(17)  Council Regulation (EC) No 2725/2000 of 11 December 2000 concerning the establishment of ‘Eurodac’ for the comparison of fingerprints for the effective application of the Dublin Convention (OJ L 316, 15.12.2000, p. 1).

(18)  Council Directive 2003/9/EC of 27 January 2003 laying down minimum standards for the reception of asylum seekers (OJ L 31, 6.2.2003, p. 18).

(19)  Council Directive 2005/85/EC of 1 December 2005 on minimum standards on procedures for granting and withdrawing refugee status (OJ L 326, 13.12.2005, p. 13).

Article 49 – Ibrahim, Sharqawi and Others and Magamadov - Joined Cases C-297/17, C-318/17, C-319/17, C-438/17

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