Nordic countries take Hungary to the European Commission

The government will imprison asylum seekers without legal residenceMinister of Immigration and Integration Sylvi Listhaug ( Progress Party ).Photo: Henrik Montgomery / TT / NTB scanpix

Norway and the other Nordic countries have submitted a complaint to the European Commission stating that Hungary refuses to take back asylum seekers.

The five Nordic immigration ministers demand that Hungary complies with the Dublin rules and take back asylum seekers who were registered in the country, reports Danish TV2.

– It is with great concern that we, ministers responsible for asylum and immigration in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, have received information that Hungary does not accept the Dublin transfers from other countries, says the letter sent on September 9 .

According to the Dublin Regulation , the member state where an applicant was first registered has an obligation to process the application for asylum.

Hungary has since May this year let several EU countries know that they are not going to take back asylum seekers who had arrived in the country via Greece.

– Our opinion is that Hungary’s position is not in accordance with the Dublin Regulation. In fact it is a breach of EU rules and it is unacceptable, writes the Nordic ministers.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today