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Vol 56 No 19

Published 25th September 2015


Eritrea

EU in denial

The European Union is limiting the number of Eritreans whom member countries grant asylum to. Brussels is finalising a 200 million euro development aid package for Asmara which, along with a hoped-for reduction in the length of compulsory military service, could give EU countries stronger grounds for refusing asylum. 'This would be a development contribution to the root causes of migration in Eritrea,' said the EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica.

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