The Prime Minister of Hesse Volker Bouffier (CDU) wants to move the Federal Council to vote on additional safe countries of origin.

Hesse made a motion to take the bill on Friday of the agenda of the countries of the chamber, said government spokesman Michael Bußer on Tuesday the newspaper “taz”. The background of the application is that Bouffier wanted to hold talks to reach a settlement. The Federal government wants to declare Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco and Georgia to the so-called safe countries of origin.

Klose, The two land Chairman of Hesse mitregiere Green, Angela thorn, and Kai, were in the evening, surprised by Bouffiers advance. In the Hesse coalition agreement had explicitly stated that the two parties were to disagree on this issue and, therefore, abstention in the Federal Council was agreed. A motion to adjourn was not agreed in the coalition, stressed the mandrel and Klose in a written opinion. “It remains the content: state of Hesse, abstain.”

The Deputy CDU Federal Chairman Bouffier had given a few days ago, in his government Declaration in the Hessian Parliament, that in the black-green coalition are different assessments in the classification of certain countries as safe countries of origin.

As safe countries of origin countries are referred to, in which it is assumed that it is the case, in General, neither political persecution nor inhuman or degrading punishment or treatment. The Federal government wants to achieve with the Amendment to the asylum law, applications from people from these countries faster. Also the removal should be accelerated.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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