Posts tagged as asylum seekers

Distribution of asylum seekers among EU member states in trouble

Monday, February 10, 2020

Mandatory distribution of asylum seekers among European Union member states is still on the table, although the European commissioner for migration and home affairs said in Vilnius she would seek a compromise between opposing positions. The Swedish politician Ylva Johansson visited Lithuania last Friday and praised the country’s “constructive” approach after her meeting with Interior Minister Rita Tamašunienė. “It was a really constructive approach from the Lithuanian minister and we…

Sixty-one people staying at Estonia’s two asylum seekers centers

Thursday, October 3, 2019

A total of 61 people were staying at Estonia’s two asylum seekers’ centers as of the beginning of the month, Baltic News Service reports. The two centers are located at Vao, Järva County, and Vägeva, Jõgeva County, in central Estonia. The centers are about 30 km from each other. Thirty asylum seekers plus nine people who have already been granted international protection were residing at the Vao center, according to…