Macron denounces 'misuse' of right to asylum in Europe

Macron denounces 'misuse' of right to asylum in Europe
1 min read
10 November, 2020
"In all of our countries we are witnessing a misuse of the right to asylum," Macron said.
Macron spoke during a meeting with fellow European leaders. [Getty]
French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday denounced the "misuse" of Europe's asylum system by people seeking to enter the continent for sinister reasons.

"In all of our countries we are witnessing a misuse of the right to asylum" by traffickers, criminal gangs, or people from countries "which are not at war", Macron said after a meeting with fellow European leaders to discuss the terror threat to the EU.

Last month, a Chechen militant with asylum status beheaded a history teacher outside Paris and two weeks later, a Tunisian who came to France on a migrant boat via Italy killed three people at a church in Nice.

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