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EU concerned at Danish move to introduce border controls

Commission ready to “use the tools at its disposal to guarantee the respect of EU law"

Cecilia Malmström, EU Commissioner for Home Affairs, has said that she is concerned by the announcement of the Danish government to establish a permanent and visible customs control at all Danish borders.

“The Commission's preliminary assessment raises real concerns that, if implemented as announced, the measures foreseen could be in breach of the obligations assumed by Denmark under EU and international law,” Ms. Malmström said.
 

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Refugee Council appreciates Clegg’s support for refugees

He emphasised the importance of protecting people fleeing persecution and conflict

Donna Covey, Chief Executive of the Refugee Council said it was “hugely encouraging” that the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg spoke out in support for refugees in the UK.

At the Refugee Council’s 60th anniversary celebration at Refugee Council’s Day Centre in Brixton, Mr. Clegg emphasised the importance of protecting people fleeing persecution and conflict today, 60 years on from the creation of the UN Convention for Refugees.
 

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Clegg: Asylum system should be efficient and fair

Refugees are honest, hardworking men and women who enrich the UK

UK’s Government is keen on sorting out inefficiency in the asylum system, ending unfair practices and acting internationally to help as many refugees as possible, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said.

In a speech to mark to mark the 60th anniversary the formation of the Refugee Council in the UK and the United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, Mr. Clegg said that the UN Convention on Refugees marked a turning point in the international community’s attitude towards the plight of displaced peoples.
 

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La Russa: EU should help Italy handle migrant inflow crisis

Italy’s Defence Minister Ignazio La Russa has asked the EU to help Italy deal with the migrant inflow crisis.

He said Italy had proved to be capable of handling the crisis well, but help from the EU was necessary.
 

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ALDE criticises re-introduction of border checks by Denmark

"The EU cannot and must not accept any attempt to roll back the EU Treaty"

Decision by Danish government to re-introduce internal border checks has been strongly criticised by the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) in the European Parliament.
 

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