Austria’s highest court proclaims asylum cap illegal

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Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann arrives at an extraordinary summit of European Union leaders with Turkey in Brussels, Belgium, 07 March 2016. EU leaders are set to make another attempt to stem a migration surge that is testing their unity and principles, with hopes high that neighbouring Turkey will shoulder more of the burden.

Austria’s highest court proclaims asylum cap illegal


Austria’s asylum cap to 37,500 refugees has been declared unlawful by the country’s Constitutional Court on Tuesday, March 15.

While Chancellor Werner Faymann is calling on Germany to introduce its own cap, the president of Austria’s Constitutional Court, Gerhart Holzinger, stated that Austria is obliged to grand asylum to everyone that meets the legal requirements.

Vienna allows 80 asylum seekers per day and allows 3,200 to transit to Germany.

Meanwhile, the Austrian Defense Minister, ...


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