News

EU Agrees to Establish Asylum Agency
 EU Agrees to Establish Asylum Agency



Brussels, 9 Dec (ONA) --- European Union Interior Ministers meeting in Brussels today adopted the regulation establishing the EU Asylum Agency to improve the application of asylum policy within the EU.

The current European Asylum Support Office will now be converted into a fully-fledged agency, said the ministers in a statement.

"Having a fully-fledged EU asylum agency is an important step in the building of our common EU asylum policy," commented Ales Hojs, Minister of the Interior in Slovenia, whose country holds the current EU Presidency.

---Ends/HG/AH

Related News ..