Eight countries are currently considered "safe countries of Origin". The Bundestag has decided, four more add: Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and Georgia. This would accelerate the asylum procedure - if the Bundesrat consents to it.
The Bundestag has voted in favour of expanding the list of "safe countries of Origin". With a majority of 509 votes, the Parliament decided to classify the countries of the Maghreb Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria, as well as Georgia as a safe.
The classification must, however, agree with the Federal Council. That there is a majority, is not at all safe. Because at least two countries would have to vote in favour of it, where the Greens are involved in the state government. The vast majority of the Green is against the project. A corresponding law for the classification of the three Maghreb countries had already been in the last legislative session adopted by the Bundestag, but the Bundesrat to the Green failed.
Seehofer advertised in the Bundestag for the four countries as "safe".Seehofer: Not a single social hardship
Green party leader Anna Lena Baerbock said before the Bundestag session, where the Greens join the government in the countries, will come to it in the Federal Council, this time "due to the green Position to an abstention, or rejection". With one caveat: The green-and-black-governed Baden-Württemberg have made it clear that its approval of a "sustainable concept" for the protection of vulnerable groups slopes. The to your knowledge, is not yet.
The Green MEP Luise Amtsberg said in the Bundestag, your group will reverse course in the topic. The classification solve no problems. For the left party, Ulla Jelpke stressed that in the four States, there were serious violations of human rights.
Federal interior Minister Horst Seehofer advertised in the Bundestag for the law. He argued with the already very low chances of success for asylum applicants from the four affected States. The classification of the Western Balkan countries as safe countries of origin some years ago, had been a great success, and that it was not caused by a single social hardship, so the CSU politician.Jelpke: Serious violations of human rights