The Government of Romania passed on January 19, 2016 new secondary legislation on the National Asylum Law.
On January 19, 2016, the Government of Romania passed new secondary legislation on the National Asylum Law.
The new rules regulate the increase of the amount granted by Romania to asylum applicants having no means of supporting themselves, as well as the cases in which asylum applicants may be involved in community services in the reception centres where they are accommodated.
The applicants in specialized reception centres for a 10-month period may now get an amount covering, according to the Romanian Institute for Quality of Life Research, basic expenses with food, clothing and accommodation.
However, in case the asylum seekers are found to have the means to cover their living expenses, the General Immigration Inspectorate may order the suspension or reimbursement of aid.
The text of the Government Resolution can be accessed at: