Thursday

17th Aug 2017

Ticker

Sweden and Hungary in diplomatic row over refugees

Sweden's minister of justice, Morgan Johansson, has summoned Hungary's ambassador as Budapest refuses to take back more than a thousand asylum seekers which it registered under the Dublin regulation and is therefore responsible for, under EU law. Johansson also complained that his Hungarian counterpart Laszlo Trocsanyi had refused to meet with him directly. The European Commission said it was in contact with Hungarian authorities on the question of returns.

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