EU Commission Declares Asylum Rejections at Borders Illegal

The European Fee has declared that European Union member states can not reject asylum purposes at their borders or shut their borders to asylum seekers.

Ylva Johansson, Commissioner for Inside Affairs and Migration, acknowledged that nations shouldn’t push again migrants from the border and that each one asylum purposes must be allowed to happen throughout the territory of the European Union.

“Rejections are unlawful. Not everybody has the proper to asylum, however everybody has the proper to be handled in step with our values. When individuals apply for asylum within the EU, they enchantment to European values. And we should honour that enchantment,” Ms Johansson stated, in accordance with Il Giornale.

Johansson added that the EU can be conducting investigations into member states which rejected migrants at their borders. The commissioner stated: “We can not shield EU borders by violating individuals’s rights. In my view, it’s time to think about the potential of establishing a brand new mechanism to watch border rejections. We have now to guarantee that Member States respect EU regulation.”

Even through the coronavirus disaster, the European Union has made it clear it helps borders being open for asylum seekers.

In March, European Fee President Ursula von der Leyen initially tried to maintain the entire EU inner borders open, stating: “On this second of disaster it’s of utmost significance to maintain our inner market going.”

Many nations closed their borders because of the pandemic, however have lately seen a surge in new asylum seeker arrivals upon stress-free the lockdowns, notably in Italy.

Arrivals have coincided with migrant transport NGOs additionally resuming their actions within the Mediterranean in latest weeks.

Final week, Italian NGO Mediterranea Saving People introduced 43 migrants from North Africa to Italy, eight of them testing constructive for the Wuhan coronavirus. A month earlier than, the German NGO Sea-Watch introduced 209 migrants, with 28 of them testing constructive for the virus.

Comply with Chris Tomlinson on Twitter at @TomlinsonCJ or electronic mail at ctomlinson(at)

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