European Commission proposes overhaul of EU migration and asylum system

  • 2020-09-23
BRUSSELS - The European Commission proposed a long-awaited overhaul of the European Union's migration and asylum system on Wednesday, likely setting off a debate about what is one of the bloc's most politically sensitive issues. The Commission's proposal for a New Pact on Migration and Asylum stipulates that EU member states that do not want to volunteer to house more migrants can instead take charge of sending those whose asylum requests are rejected back to their homelands. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz told AFP this week that mandato...
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