EU clogged by 700,000 asylum applications on eve of key Malta conference

Associated Press: The European Union`s asylum system is so clogged with applications that it would take a year to clear the backlog even if migrants stopped coming to Europe immediately, EU data showed Tuesday. The applications of more than 770,000 people seeking international protection in the EU were on hold in the month of September, according to the European Asylum Support Office. Currently, the 28 EU countries are only able to process around 60,000 cases per month. Almost 1 in 3 people have been waiting......

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