EU: EU divided over list of "safe countries of origin"


Exclusive: Statewatch Analysis of secret documents shows: EU divided over list of "safe countries of origin"

Tony Bunyan, Statewatch editor, comments:

"Our analysis provides an insight into how EU decisions are made, with too little time, too little information, and no public debate. To determine the fate of people fleeing from poverty and persecution on the basis of such a shallow process is an insult to any sense of humanity or moral responsibility, let alone legal obligations - the list should be scrapped."

1. Press release (27 September 2004)
2. Statewatch Analysis: EU divided over list of "safe countries of origin" - the list should be scrapped (pdf)
3. Appendix to this report with full details of all the EU member state responses (pdf)
4. Sources/documents, including member state responses

 

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