First appeared at ANSA

Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muiznieks told ANSA that Italy would benefit from a “greater use of the Dublin Regulation on the part of other member states of the European Union to reunite recently arrived asylum seekers with their families who are elsewhere in Europe”.

Muiznieks spoke to ANSA on the occasion of the publication of the Council of Europe document titled “Realising the right to family reunification of refugees in Europe” in which it offers 36 recommendations to member states.

He said if other EU countries were to make greater use of the possibilities offered by the Dublin system for reuniting refugees with their families, it could help, for example, “unaccompanied minors currently blocked in Italy who have family members in other EU countries”.

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