16 April 2018
Berlin – ESI at Bundestag hearing on reforming the common European asylum system
Video: Deutscher Bundestag

ESI's Gerald Knaus was invited to speak at a hearing at the German Bundestag on reforming the common European asylum system. In his statement he stressed the need for a "efficient and humane European system that can win majorities". He said that such a system had not existed for the past 20 years and that the proposals by the EU Commission, the Council, and the European Parliament would not achieve this either. Gerald argued that the EU needs compacts with countries of origin so that, after a day X, unrecognised refuges could be returned after having had a fast and fair asylum procedure

Photo: ESI
Photo: ESI