Friday

20th Oct 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.

Analysis

May on mission impossible in Brussels

UK prime minister called on other EU leaders to "step forward together", but she has almost nothing to offer them except the threat of walking away.

EU seeks to shut down Libya sea route

EU leaders are aiming to reach a consensus on the Dublin asylum reforms by early next year, announced European Council chief Donald Tusk. But first, they want to shut down the Central Mediterranean route from Libya.

MEPs: EU migrant quotas do have a future

The EU Parliament's lead negotiator on the Dublin rule, a key asylum regulation that has sparked a political clash among EU states, is now demanding for an automatic and permanent relocation scheme.

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