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Hungary is not enforcing EU law, Hungary stands outside EU values

Category: News-General.
Posted: Saturday 05 Sep 2015

Claude Moraes MEP, Chair of the European Parliament's Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee, speaking in the European Parliament said:

"It is very important in understanding the actions of the Hungarian Government which has spread, to some extent, to other Meber States such as the Czech Republic and Slovakia, that Hungary is not enforcing EU law but is standing outside EU law and most of the asylum packages and measures which were agreed by Member States over the past few years.

Hungary asserts that it is invoking the Dublin Regulation and Convention, while Germany has suspended the Dublin Convention. It is very important to note that the Dublin Convention and Inter-governmental conventions have for some time been a de-facto or ignored by most Member States of the EU. For the Hungarian Government now to invoke Dublin, when its clear that its political motivation is to send a political message that it wishes to exclude all refugees now and in the future from its terriroty is a perversion of EU asylum law. In fact, most if not all of the camps which Hungary has designated for refugees have no UNHCR components and the resistence to allowing refugees to move forward to Austria and Germany where schengen has been suspended breaches the spirit of EU asylum law.

Germany by suspending the Dublin Convenetion has shown a real understanding of EU asylum law and has acted in line with the best of EU values."

For further information please contact Claude Moraes MEP on 07973185936.

For further information please see the following background article by Claude Moraes MEP:

Claude Moraes MEP is a UK Labour MEP for London and became Chair of the Parliament’s Home Affairs Committee last year. He was previously Director of the Migration NGO JCWI.


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