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EU Court to Rule on Humanitarian Visas

Is an EU country obliged to grant humanitarian visas to people who are not yet on its territory? The European Court of Justice will answer this question in the case of a Syrian family of four who filed a request for a...

by LibertiesEU

Is an EU country obliged to grant humanitarian visas to people who are not yet on its territory? The European Court of Justice will answer this question in the case of a Syrian family of four who filed a request for a three-month humanitarian visa in the Belgian embassy in Beirut, Lebanon. The family wants to go to Namur, where a family will welcome them, but the government has so far refused to grant the visas. Last week, the foreigners' claims council in Belgium ruled that the visas should be granted, and the government fined €1,000 per family member per day until it abided by the decision.


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