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The fact that the duration of procedures for placing a
minor may lead to a failure to observe the time limits set in Article 18(1) and (6) and Article 19(4) of Regulation (EC) No 343/2003 shall not necessarily be an obstacle to continuing the
The Chairman of the Committee, or his deputy, shall chair the discussion. He may put forward his point of view but he may not vote.
carrying out a transfer.
W h e t h
s a d o p t e d
o r r e j e c t e d b y t h
proposed shall be final and irrevocable
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The initiative of requesting another Member State to take
charge of an asylum seeker on the basis of Article 15 of Regu- lation (EC) No 343/2003 shall be taken either by the Member State where the application for asylum was made and which is
Transmission of requests
carrying out a procedure to determine the responsible, or by the Member State responsible.
Requests, replies and all written correspondence between
Member States concerning the application of Regulation (EC)
The request to take charge shall contain all the material
in the possession of the requesting Member State to allow the
requested Member State to assess the situation.
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be sent network,
through the set up under
The requested Member State shall carry out the necessary
checks to establish, where applicable, humanitarian reasons, particularly of a family or cultural nature, the level of depen-
dency of the person concerned or of the other person concerned desired.
ability and commitment provide the assistance
By way of derogation from the first subparagraph, correspon- dence between the departments responsible for carrying out transfers and competent departments in the requested Member State regarding the practical arrangements for transfers, time and place of arrival, particularly where the asylum seeker is under escort, may be transmitted by other means.
Any request, reply or correspondence emanating from a
In all events, the persons concerned must have given their
National Access Point, as referred deemed to be authentic.
to in Article
19, shall be
The acknowledgement issued by the system shall be taken
as proof of transmission and of the date and time of receipt of
the request or reply.
Where the Member States cannot resolve a dispute, either
on the need to carry out a transfer or to bring relatives together on the basis of Article 15 of Regulation (EC) No 343/2003, or on the Member State in which the persons concerned should be reunited, they may have recourse to the conciliation proce-
dure provided for in paragraph 2 of this Article.
Language of communication
The language or languages of communication shall be chosen by agreement between the Member States concerned.
The conciliation procedure shall be initiated by a request
from one of the Member States in dispute to the Chairman of the Committee set up by Article 27 of Regulation (EC) No 343/
2003. By agreeing to use the conciliation Member States concerned undertake to take the of the solution proposed.
procedure, the utmost account
Consent of the persons concerned
For the application of Articles 7 and 8, Article 15(1) and
The Chairman of the Committee shall appoint three members of the Committee representing three Member States not connected with the matter. They shall receive the arguments of the parties either in writing or orally and, after deliberation, shall propose a solution within one month, where necessary after a vote.
Article 21(3) of Regulation (EC) No 343/2003, which require the persons concerned to express a desire or give consent, their
approval must be given in writing.
In the case of Article 21(3) of Regulation (EC) No 343/
2003, the applicant giving his approval.
must know for what