The Belgian Aliens Office has introduced an asylum application
quota, capping applications at 50 a day. Every day since the decision was made, queues outside the registration location
have numbered more than a hundred. The most vulnerable people, such as women, children and people with
health issues, are given priority. Civil society organisations have protested
against the measure and have appealed to the new Secretary of State for Asylum
and Migration, Maggie de Block, to annul the measure and reinstate effective
access to the asylum procedure.