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Civil Liberties Committee debates Danish law on asylum and refugees

LIBE Press release - Immigration / Asylum policy25-01-2016 - 17:14
 

A controversial draft law proposed by the Danish government to empower the authorities to seize valuable assets from refugees in order to pay for their stay when applying for asylum in Denmark, and postpone the right to family reunification for refugees under temporary protection, was debated by Civil Liberties Committee MEPs with Danish Foreign Affairs Minister Kristian Jensen and Minister for Immigration, Integration and Housing Inger Støjberg on Monday.


Video: opening by Kinga Gal (EPP, HU), Civil Liberties Committee Vice-chair, and statement by Danish Foreign Affairs Minister Kristian Jensen

 

Video: statement by Danish Minister for Immigration, Integration and Housing Inger Støjberg

 

Video: statement by Danish Minister for Immigration, Integration and Housing Inger Støjberg (part 2)


Video: statement by Steve Ryan, European Commission (DG Home)


MEPs interventions


Video: statements by Roberta Metsola (EPP, MT) and Birgit Sippel (S&D, DE)


Video: statements by Anders Vistisen (ECR, DK), Cecilia Wikstrom (ALDE, SE), Cornelia Ernst (GUE/NGL)


Video: statements by Judith Sargentini (Greens/EFA), Laura Ferrara (EFDD, IT), Lorenzo Fontana (ENF, IT)


You can also review the whole debate on EP Live and EbS, as well as the press conference, taking place at 16.30, here (part 1) and here (part 2).

REF. : 20160125IPR11334
 
 
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