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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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Posted by Vincenzo Scarpetta

The European Commission is planning to propose getting rid of a rule – the so-called Dublin Regulation – that allows EU member states to deport asylum seekers back to the country where they first entered the EU. The media have been presenting 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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Posted by Vincenzo Scarpetta

As Europe’s migration crisis shows no sign of easing, there is a mounting debate about whether the refugees who have arrived in Europe will acquire full EU free movement rules entitling them to move to the UK, a debate which the Leave campaigns are trying to exploit in the wake of the Cologne attacks. Open Europe’s Pawel Swidlicki examines the likelihood of such a scenario.

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Posted by Pawel Swidlicki

As Europe’s migration crisis shows no sign of easing, there is a mounting debate about whether the refugees who have arrived in Europe will acquire full EU free movement rules entitling them to move to the UK, a debate which the Leave campaigns are trying to exploit in the wake of the Cologne attacks. Open Europe’s Pawel Swidlicki examines the likelihood of such a scenario.

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Posted by Pawel Swidlicki

David Cameron has suggested that the Government will not be putting together a Brexit contingency plan. Open Europe’s Raoul Ruparel argues that the Government should be working on a plan, though whether it should commit to single plan and publish it is another question. He also argues that it is hypocritical of those on the Leave side who have not themselves put forward a Brexit plan to expect the government to do so.

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Posted by Raoul Ruparel

David Cameron has suggested that the Government will not be putting together a Brexit contingency plan. Open Europe’s Raoul Ruparel argues that the Government should be working on a plan, though whether it should commit to single plan and publish it is another question. He also argues that it is hypocritical of those on the Leave side who have not themselves put forward a Brexit plan to expect the government to do so.

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Posted by Raoul Ruparel