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Scrapping the ‘first country of entry’ rule for asylum seekers: How big of a deal would it be?

The European Commission is planning to propose getting rid of rules allowing EU member states to deport asylum seekers back to the first EU country they entered. The media has presented the move as potentially placing a greater burden on the UK. What is the likely impact? Open Europe’s Vincenzo Scarpetta gives his initial assessment.

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