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The Legal Position of Asylum-seekers in Austria

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During the Cold War era Austria was a frontline country against the 'Iron Curtain'. Refugees from Eastern European countries were welcome to Austria as they were political friends who had escaped to freedom. When the socialist bloc of Eastern Europe began to collapse, there was a significant influx of asylum-seekers to Austria from those countries. The 2003 EC (EU) Directive laying down minimum standards for the reception of asylum-seekers was carefully read in the Austrian Ministry of Interior when the new law was drafted. The attempt has been to observe the minimum level of treatment required by the Directive which sets low standards. However, Asylkoordination fears that the Austrian Government lacks the spirit of good faith: instead of creating fair standards in accordance with the spirit of the Directive, Austria creates "bad practices".

Keywords: Asylkoordination; asylum-seekers; Austria; Austrian ministry; EC Directive; refugees



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