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Describing Dublin regulation – the EU law that determines the Member State responsible to examine an application for asylum seekers seeking protection in the EU - as no longer fit for purpose, to the leading Swedish liberal MEP from Centerpartiet (LI full member), said: “In 2015 alone, more than one million people arrived in Europe fleeing war and conflict. The EU asylum system collapsed due to its numerous shortcomings”.
“We can no longer continue with watered down compromises and urgent ad hoc responses to crisis situations, where a hand full of countries take all the responsibility. We need a fair and efficient asylum system for the EU,” added Ms. Wikström.
Please find Wikström's proposal here.