German parliament approves Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia as 'safe'

BERLIN Germany's lower house of parliament on Friday approved a draft law declaring Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia as safe countries to ease deportation of failed asylum seekers from those North African states.
The bill, criticized by human rights groups as well as the opposition Greens and hard-left Die Linke, still needs final approval by parliament's upper house, or Bundesrat
The law passed easily in the Bundestag lower house, where Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and their left-leaning Social Democrat coalition partners have a majority.
Only three lawmakers abstained, while 424... read more

 
13 May 2016 in World News, Views: 26
Source: Reuters
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