"We'll do it properly," Green party politician Kretschmann said, referring the possibility that lawyers hired by asylum seekers would subsequently appeal decisions through Germany's courts.Veteran Green laid groundwork Last year, Kretschmann caused a stir in his own ecologist party by backing changes to Germany's asylum law and drawing internal criticism that German authorities might end up sidestepping international safeguards also anchored in EU treaties.BAMF's next pilot project is to run in Trier in neighboring Rhineland Palatinate, where elections are due on the same day in March.Despite the acceleration procedures, every application would be thoroughly checked, said Baden-Wurttemberg's state premier, Winfried Kretschmann, who also visited the Heidelberg facility.
Latest figures from BAMF show that it decided on 35,422 cases in October, representing a 145 percent jump on the same month last year.Weise told the Germany's mass circulation paper "Bild" earlier this week that with extra staff hired he expected his agency's backlog to be processed by late 2016.He promised that new applications would be processed within three months.Turkey was not a safe country, Burkhardt said, and criticized the EU's plan to turn back boats bringing migrants via the Aegean to EU member Greece.Simultaneously, an educational panel of the Robert Bosch Foundation, including Baden-Württemberg's SPD Integration Minister Bilkay Öney, urged German municipalities to ensure that refugee children start attending school no more than three months after arriving in Germany.
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On Afghanistan, he said - despite the Taliban resurgence - there were safe zones for Afghans who currently formed the "second or third largest group" reaching Germany, mainly thanks to major foreign aid investments in recent years.Günther Burkhardt, the head of the German organization "Pro Asyl" ("Pro Asylum"), criticized de Maiziere's stance, saying Turkey was not a signatory to the 1951 Geneva Convention on Refugees, which is a cornerstone of EU treaties.Germany's pilot project to accelerate decisions on asylum seekers has gone on show in Heidelberg.The federal decision-making agency says applicants from "safe countries" could learn their fate within two days.Turkey 'safe,' claims de Maiziere At the Berlin forum, de Maiziere said he regarded Turkey as a "safe country of origin" to which refugees could be repatriated.
"Of course, there are democratic deficits, but Turkey is a NATO country," de Maiziere said.BAMF, based in Nuremburg, has faced a nationwide clamor in recent months to speed up asylum application procedures, as German municipalities are tasked with accommodating tens of thousands of new migrants. A thousand each day In the medium term, Weise said, the Heidelberg center would handle 1,000 applications per day, including medical checks, vaccinations, identification checks and the issuing of tamper-proof identity cards.Vitt said Heidelberg was the first step in a project to digitalize Germany's asylum procedures by mid-2016, using a nationwide data network.Electoral test for Greens, SPD Kretschmann, who in October warned that municipalities "don't have a magic wand to create lodgings" for refugees, heads a Greens-Social Democrat (SPD) coalition government.Its win in 2011 ended 58 years of rule by Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrat (CDU) party in the southwestern German state.