Asylum committees improving, UNHCR says

The quality of asylum processing procedures has improved significantly since February when appeals committees examining asylum applications were restructured, the head of the Athens office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Giorgos Tsarbopoulos, said yesterday. “The procedures have improved incomparably,” Tsarbopoulos said, noting that more time is spent on interviews with applicants and that the appointed translators are better qualified than before.
(17.06.2011) Kathimerini English Edition