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EU speeds up work on common asylum system

EU speeds up work on common asylum system

Officials say that regulations fine-tuning European Union's common asylum system should be ready for adoption by the end of 2012.
Poland's Deputy Interior Minister Piotr Stachanczyk said Tuesday the regulations will define who can seek refugee status and how to prevent people once denied asylum from seeking it in another EU country.
Stachanczyk spoke after a meeting of EU and United Nations' officials in charge of asylum issues, held at a time when thousands of refugees fleeing North Africa are seeking asylum in Europe. Poland holds the EU's rotating presidency.
Robert Klaas Visser, head of the new European Asylum Support Office, said that Europe needs a common system, built from a "mix of European legislation."


Updated : 2021-06-21 06:18 GMT+08:00