European Asylum System

Type: Stockshots [short]   Reference: I-063162   Duration: 10:04:48  Lieu: Brussels - Foreigners' Office
End production: 19/10/2009   First transmission: 20/10/2009
The European Commission is presenting a proposal to improve the European Asylum procedure that aims at ensuring a higher degree of harmonisation and better procedural standards of protection. The amendments are expected to simplify decision-making procedures, thus preventing abuse; and to streamline procedures for granting rights. The idea is to progress towards the establishment of a common asylum procedure. This Info-clip contains the following images: - Asylum seekers arriving at the "Foreigners' Office", registering and going through a series of administrative steps; - Application being checked in the Eurodac system to ensure they have not previously applied elsewhere in the EU; - Daily life in a Belgian "accommodation centre" for asylum seekers near Brussels.

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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
10:00:00 Title 00:00:15
10:00:15 Asylum seekers queuing outside the "Foreigners' office" in Brussels (3 shots) 00:00:15
10:00:30 Asylum seekers in the waiting room of the "Foreigners' Office" (5 shots) 00:00:33
10:01:03 Taking of digital tracks (5 shots) 00:00:30
10:01:33 Analysis of digital tracks with the Eurodac system: it enables to compare fingerprints and to determine whether an asylum applicant has previously claimed asylum in another Member State (4 shots) 00:00:27
10:02:00 X-ray of the lungs to detect tuberculosis (5 shots) 00:00:32
10:02:32 Bilateral interview with asylum seeker, with an interpreter (5 shots) 00:00:32
10:03:04 Exterior view of the "accommodation centre" of Rixensart (Belgium) 00:00:06
10:03:10 Asylum seeker entering his room at the accommodation centre (2 shots) 00:00:16
10:03:26 Refectory at the accommodation centre (5 shots) 00:00:29
10:03:55 Internet room (3 shots) 00:00:18
10:04:13 Recreational room (3 shots) 00:00:16
10:04:29 TV room (3 shots) 00:00:19
10:04:48 Copyright 00:00:12
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