Capping refugee numbers illegal, EU tells Vienna

'Incompatible with EU, international law'

(ANSA) - Brussels, February 18 - A cap Austria is planning to impose on asylum seekers "would be clearly incompatible with its obligations under EU and international law," European Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos wrote to Austrian Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner, in a letter of which ANSA obtained a copy Thursday. Avramopoulos also came out against quotas for asylum seekers passing through the country and urged Austria to "reconsider the unilateral measures proposed".
   

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