EU, No Asylum to Be Granted for Blood-Feuds
Albanian Daily News
Published September 5, 2017
Blood-feud will no longer be used as an excuse to seek asylum in EU countries. A database recently set up by the State Police contains detailed information about the blood-feuds in Albania. The database aims to lower the number of asylum-seeking requests through the information exchange on real-time with the police in these countries where the requests are presented.
This online system provides access only for police purposes to every blood-feud episode, individuals’ names and associations that deal with these cases.
During the recent years the blood-feud phenomenon has been largely used by the Albanian citizens as an excuse to be granted asylum in EU countries or the United Kingdom. Thus the administration of all data related to the blood-feuds in Albania through a single database aims to put an end to the use of this excuse.