Friday, April 12, 2024

EU approves overhaul of migration rules

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The BBC reports that:

"After years of negotiations, the European Parliament has approved a major reform tightening the EU's migration and asylum rules.

The EU Asylum and Migration Pact has been in the works since 2015. It will come into force in two years' time.

It is designed to speed up the asylum process and boost the return of irregular migrants to home countries.

It will also require EU member states to share responsibility for asylum seekers.

Last year saw some 380,000 people illegally crossing the EU's borders - the highest number since 2016."

Here is the Parliament's press release on the Asylum and Migration Pact.

Not every European leader is a fan, including Hungary's Viktor Orban.



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