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The EU court tightens rules for the admission of refugees: the asylum in the first country

Court of the European Union, the highest court that international community reached a verdict, according to which refugees must apply for asylum in the first European country in which, even in exceptional circumstances.

About it writes on Wednesday, July 26, the news service of the BBC.

This decision made on the claim filed by Austria and Slovenia, is a precedent and will affect the fate of many migrants to the European continent in the period from 2015 to 2016, in the midst of a migration crisis.

In the statement of claim it was about two Afghan families and one Syrian, who moved from Croatia to Austria and then filed a petition for granting refugee status. The judges decided that their fate should solve the Croatian authorities.

In accordance with the so-called Dublin Charter, refugees are supposed to seek asylum in the first EU state where they appeared. But Germany suspended this code for Syrian refugees by stopping their deportation to the countries from which they came.

From August 2015, thousands of migrants came to Austria on a daily basis – first through Hungary and then through Slovenia.

Many of them wanted to go to Germany, but nearly 90,000 have applied for asylum in Austria, which is approximately 1% of the population of this country.

The case, which was heard, the court of justice concerned two sisters from Afghanistan. Khadija and Zeinab Jafari, who arrived in Austria in February 2016 and asked the government for asylum. However, they, unlike other refugees, was denied – sisters sent to Croatia under the Dublin Charter. The same fate befell the Syrian migrant who had to return to Macao.

The EU court tightens rules for the admission of refugees: the asylum in the first country
26.07.2017

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