Solberg willing to consider binding system for asylum distribution

Syrian refugeesA overcrowded inflatable boat with Syrian refugees drifts in the Aegean sea between Turkey and Greece after its motor broke down off the Greek island of Kos.Photo REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis.


The Dublin Agreement benefits Norway,  Prime Minister Erna Solberg says and she is willing to consider a binding system for distribution of asylum seekers in order to save it.

The European asylum system collapsed last year, and major reforms are on their way in the EU. This also means major reforms for Norway.
The proposal now being discussed in EU, means that a system for automatic distribution of asylum seekers will be  come into force in future migration crises. The plan is now to be scrutinized and evaluated by the government.
– We are willing to consider it, Erna Solberg (H says without wanting to conclude yet on the proposal for binding quotas.
– Whether there should be a voluntary mechanism or a fixed allocation, we have not decided yet. But that there is to be a mechanism which will come into force if required, is in line with the principles that we have indicated, she says to news agency NTB.

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today