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European Parliament approves issuing humanitarian visas at EU embassies

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The European Parliament wants the European Commission adopted a humanitarian visa in life that calls for asylum in the embassies of the member states may request and gives them access to that member state in order to seek asylum. The goal is people smugglers the wind out of the sails.

The hemisphere sided Tuesday in Strasbourg, with 429 against 194 votes with 41 abstentions behind a resolution that the European Commission calls for by the end of march a proposal for a European humanitarian visa lay it on the table. That visa would then can be requested in the embassies of the member states.

According to the hemisphere would be such a visa, the death toll in the Mediterranean Sea can reduce and people smugglers the wind out of the sails. It would be people, after all, in order to determine in a safe and legal way to Europe to travel in order to seek asylum. Of the people in Europe have been granted asylum, has 90 percent of the continent’s illegal manner.

The members of parliament emphasize, however, that the decision as to whether or not humanitarian visa to extend the jurisdiction of the member state in question. Applicants must also demonstrate that they have in their own country is indeed a risk of persecution ‘ walk away and a security screening undergo.

The Mep for N-VA and Vlaams belang voted against the resolution. CD&V abstained. PS, SP.A, MR, Open Vld, cdH, Ecolo and Green supported the text.

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