Berlin to EU: Don’t overstretch our generosity to migrants

Germany has warned other European Union members that they must abide by the bloc’s rules on processing asylum seekers.

The country’s interior ministry says the so-called Dublin rules, which require asylum requests to be processed in the first EU country they arrive in, are still valid.

It says Germany’s decision to allow thousands of migrants in Hungary to travel onward to Germany was an exception and “this does not render the Dublin rules inactive.”

The ministry cautioned in a statement Sunday that “big willingness to help, which Germany has shown in the last weeks and months, should not be overstretched.”

It added that “only if this is ensured can Germany continue to do its part to tackle the large number of asylum seekers” coming to Europe.

— AP

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