EU executive proposes stronger common asylum system

by GABRIELA BACZYNSKA  |  published on April 7, 2016

A Pakistani migrant climbs a utility pole during a demonstration inside the Moria registration centre on the Greek island of Lesbos, April 6, 2016. REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis

The European Union’s executive on Wednesday proposed strengthening the bloc’s common asylum rules in response to the chaotic arrival of more than a million migrants and refugees last year that has strained EU cohesion.

The proposal drew swift criticism from the Czech Republic, highlighting deep divisions within the EU about how to amend what is known as the Dublin rules, under which people must claim asylum in the first EU state they enter.

That system has left frontline states Greece and Italy unable and unwilling to offer asylum to all arrivals and seen many migrants trek north, prompting border closures that threaten the EU’s Schengen system of passport-free travel.

A first option presented by the European Commission would add a “corrective fairness mechanism” that would relocate asylum seekers from frontline states to elsewhere in the bloc – a method now being employed on an ad hoc basis.

  • Howie Subnick

    The moron in the White House will show you how to work with the Muslims!
    Invite them ALL TO COME TO THE UNITED STATES SO BLOOD WILL RUN THROUGH THE STREETS LIKE A RIVER! LOOK AT DEARBORN MICHIGAN AND YOU WILL NOT WANT MUSLIMS HERE! THEY WANT DEATH TO THE INFIDELS! THEY WANT DEATH TO THE CHRISTIANS! THEY WANT DEATH TO THE JEWS! WHERE I AM FROM, IT WILL BE THE BIGGEST, FASTEST FIGHT AND THE MUSLIMS WILL LOSE! TRUE PATRIOTS WILL NEVER LET IT HAPPEN! OBAMA, THE MORON IN THE WHITE HOUSE WANTS IT TO HAPPEN! LET HIM MOVE TO MICHIGAN AND LIVE WITH THOSE MUSLIMS WHO THINK THEY OWN THE WORLD!
    GOD BLESS AMERICA AND EVERY LEGAL PERSON WHO WILL STAND AND FIGHT TO KEEP AMERICA FREE!

  • sue lenhart

    Swallowing the Trojan horse whole . . .

  • Ken says

    Send them to Germany – Merkel loves them.

  • kmidlam@yahoo.com

    Nobody wants the muslims, drive them into the sea

    • andrew

      Caption this : ” Muslims going to HELL “

  • chocopot

    Western Civilization, thanks to the Left, is committing suicide. The traitors within…

    • andrew

      Not… exactly the case… Western Civ, is being systematically MURDERED by those self-same traitors, and rich bastards trying to bring a dream of Global domination into reality…
      HOW many have tried over the millenia, to “conquer the known world” ? Has anyone succeeded yet ??

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