Austrian Minister Offers Plan to Overhaul EU Migration Policy

A new plan drafted by Austria's defense minister would revamp the European Union’s migrant policy by establishing a ceiling for migration and only permitting applications for asylum from outside the EU. Hans Peter Doskozil, a Social Democrat, told the German newspaper Bild that the changes were urgently needed to create a more orderly system of legal migration for those entitled to asylum. "We must admit to ourselves and be honest that the EU has limited capacity to absorb more migrants. We must stop illegal immigration," Doskozil said.