Aslıhan DOĞRU -TDO- A law approved in Denmark that would allow asylum seekers to be accepted in camps built outside Europe has sparked controversy in the European Union (EU).
EU Commission spokesman Adalbert Jahnz said the new law, which allows the deportation of asylum seekers, violates existing EU law.
Jahnz said in a statement that they share the concerns of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) over Denmark's compliance with its international obligations and the risk of damaging international grounds for the protection of asylum seekers.
Jahnz said such decisions regarding asylum claims raise questions both about the legal processes involved and the effective protection of victims.
"This is not possible under existing EU law or under the agreement, which includes new proposals for migration and asylum. The commission's proposed new migration and asylum agreement sees asylum as a fundamental right guaranteed by the EU Charter. The Commission will carefully examine Denmark's laws before a new step is taken and takes effect," he said.