EU officials finalise common asylum system to resettle refugees
Advocates say people can expect similar treatment wherever they settle, but critics say scheme is betrayal of refugee rights
European officials have finalised plans to create a common EU asylum system and refugee resettlement scheme, which advocates portray as the solution to the European #migration crisis but which critics believe will be a further betrayal of refugee rights.
Officials have proposed creating a semi-standardised system that would allow asylum seekers to expect similar treatment in whichever country they settle. The arrival of more than 1 million people in #Europe in 2015 exposed differences between the continent’s different asylum procedures.