Friday 17 November 2017

EU is still at loggerheads on dealing with migrants crisis

Faced with a human flood, Mrs Merkel has abandoned the Dublin Convention that requires asylum seekers to be processed in their country of arrival
Faced with a human flood, Mrs Merkel has abandoned the Dublin Convention that requires asylum seekers to be processed in their country of arrival

Daniel Johnson

As Europe struggles with its worst migration crisis in more than half-a-century, all eyes are once again on Angela Merkel. The German chancellor took a huge political gamble this week by tearing up the EU's rulebook, while also demanding a new deal that would force Britain to accept hundreds of thousands of refugees.

Faced with a human flood, Mrs Merkel has abandoned the Dublin Convention that requires asylum seekers to be processed in their country of arrival.

Berlin's new policy will allow Syrian refugees to apply for asylum in Germany, rather than in their first port of call.

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