LJUBLJANA Europe’s refugee coverage is not sustainable and the European Union ought to transfer fast to improve it, the Council of Europe’s human legal rights commissioner stated on Thursday.
Nils Muiznieks stated EU states ought to take family members ties into account when relocating asylum-seekers and harmonize the method of help supplied to them.
“The method is unjust on the frontline nations around the world, primarily Greece and Italy… It places unsustainable burdens on the frontline states… I you should not assume it can operate for a lengthy expression,”
Muiznieks told reporters during a pay a visit to to Slovenia.
The so-called Dublin routine, primarily based on the Dublin Conference signed in the Irish cash in 1990, decides the tasks of EU states toward asylum-seekers.
It also permits them to return refugees to the to start with safe place they arrived at on their flight to the EU, which in most situations is Greece or Italy.
As a consequence, hundreds of refugees have been stranded in those two nations around the world since past yr when lots of EU states begun to reject new asylum-seekers and to return those who were being not granted asylum to the EU border states.
Only a portion of the stranded refugees have been relocated from Greece and Italy to other EU states the place they can seek asylum.
Muiznieks stated most refugees purpose for asylum in nations around the world like Germany and Sweden due to the fact they get additional help and economical help there than in most other EU states.
“There is a need to harmonize upwards the specifications across Europe for integration help,” he stated, adding that there would be a whole lot of secondary movement of immigrants across the EU without this harmonization.
The quantity of individuals trying to get refugee status in Europe has soared in recent many years, primarily due to wars in Syria and Iraq and conflicts in nations around the world like Afghanistan and Eritrea.
Muiznieks also stated Slovenia ought to do additional to integrate into its modern society migrants, users of the minority Roma ethnic local community and individuals residing in poverty.
In 6 months up to March 2016, when the Balkan migrant route was shut, about five hundred,000 refugees crossed Slovenia on their way to wealthier EU states. Only a portion of them used for asylum in the place.
(Reporting by Marja Novak, editing by Ed Osmond)