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Germany will not return more asylum seekers to Hungary

Germany will not return more asylum seekers to Hungary

The German government expressed grave concerns over the Hungarian asylum system and as a result, it stopped sending asylum seekers back to Hungary – the German press reported.

Apparently, since April 11, the German government hasn’t been sending asylum seekers back to Hungary even if the migrant entered the European Union through Hungary because the living conditions of asylum seekers are inadequate – the government justified its decision.

According to an ARD report, 193 asylum seekers were returned from Germany to Hungary in 2015. Last year, this number was 293, and 28 in the first four months of this year.

The practice of returning migrants to Hungary has been revised over concerns of “recognized international organizations” and the European Commission that criticized the functioning of the Hungarian asylum system several times in the past writes tagesschau.de news portal.

Berliner Morgenpost wrote on April 11 that the German government was “worried” about the refugee situation in Hungary due to recent legal changes of the law. As a result, the federal ministry of interior issued a decree ordering the Federal Immigration and Asylum Office (BAMF) to stop returning asylum seekers to Hungary under the Dublin Asylum System (EU) if Hungarian authorities won’t guarantee in every single individual case their compliance with EU provisions on the proper accommodation of the migrant.

Without such a guarantee, BAMF can not hand over asylum seekers to Hungarian authorities.

As we wrote, in an interview to German paper Welt am Sonntag at the weekend, Merkel said that migrants who had departed from Budapest on foot towards the Austrian border in 2015 had done so because they had been “misled” by the Hungarian government, adding that the fact “some countries refuse to accept any refugees is not on. That contradicts the spirit of Europe.”

Source: MTI – hungarianambiance.com

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