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FRA Director delivers keynote at EASO Consultative Forum

FRA’s Director delivered a keynote speech during European Asylum Support Office’s Consultative Forum in Brussels on 12 November.

In his speech, he addressed some of the challenges in the initial steps in the asylum procedure, linking to this year’s Forum focus. He underlined his concerns for incidents of violence and push-backs at border crossing points and the poor reception conditions in some Member States.

He also acknowledged the important work of civil society and made a call for all actors to work together to make fundamental rights the core of our work.