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Catalan crisis sparks controversy inside Belgian government
The decision is not in the government's hands but depends on the commissioner general for refugees and stateless people, an independent body. EU sources explained that the Asylum Procedures Directive was designed for third-country nationals.
Gonzalez Pons said that Spain would not take lessons from someone who was fined after breaching a judiciary ruling precisely on asylum procedures. In 2016, Francken was fined €4,000 per day after he refused to grant a humanitarian visa to a Syrian family, despite judges approving it.

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by Cat on Tue Oct 31st, 2017 at 12:32:56 AM EST

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