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Former LI VP calls for reform of EU asylum system
Thursday 9 March 2017 14:03

Amid growing challenges to find a functional asylum policy across Europe, former LI vice-president on the bureau, Cecilia Wikström MEP, presented her report on the reform of the EU’s asylum rules to the civil liberties committee of the European Parliament on Thursday 9 March. 

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. 

 

 

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