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Werner Faymann

The Latest: Austria calls for EU asylum reform

The latest news on the influx of asylum-seekers and other migrants in Europe. All times local:

8:20 p.m.

Austrian President Heinz Fischer is calling for a "more fair and balanced" asylum policy in Europe, as the number of migrants to Austria nearly quadrupled last year.

Fischer spoke in Tunis alongside Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi on Wednesday.

He said proposals for reforming asylum policy would be debated in the country's parliament before being proposed to the European Union. "The goal is to achieve a more fair and better balanced asylum policy in Europe," Fischer said.

Austria earlier Wednesday announced it is putting a cap...

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