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2021.12.01 09:40

EU to allow Lithuania, Poland to weaken asylum rights – Politico

LRT.lt2021.12.01 09:40

On Wednesday, the European Commission is set to propose allowing Poland, Lithuania, and Estonia to disregard certain migrant and asylum protection rights, according to Politico Europe.

Brussels is set to allow quicker deportations and holding migrants in detention for up to 16 weeks, which lawyers quoted by Politico say can amount to “de facto detention”.

The suspension of certain asylum protections will be allowed for six months, unless extended or cut short.

According to Politico sources, the proposals are controversial within the Commission, which some say penalise the migrants rather than the Belarusian regime responsible for the crisis.

Read more: Migration crisis in Baltics and Poland

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