JRS: Forced Migration Routes Through Macedonia to Croatia

Friday, October 4, 2013

The Jesuit Refugee Service released a report on the strained asylum systems in Croatia and Macedonia. Poor protection capacities in Macedonia, a frequent country of transit for asylum seekers, together with an inadequate asylum system in Croatia, means the EU must take action to prevent another collapse like in Greece. The number of asylum seekers in Croatia rose by 50% between 2011 and 2012, and this trend may continue. The state of Croatia’s asylum system is especially important as it is about to join the EU, and as a border state it will become a new point of entry into the Union. JRS urges the European Commission to provide immediate assistance to Croatia, and recommends that Member States use caution when transferring asylum seekers back to Croatia under the Dublin Regulation.

 Read the full report on the JRS website.

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