German doctors have spoken out against proposals for young asylum seekers to undergo mandatory medical tests to ascertain their age.
The German Medical Association (Bundesärztekammer) said the checks were ethically wrong and unreliable.
Conservative politicians have called for tests such as X-rays to make sure young migrants are not lying about being under 18 to avoid deportation.
It follows outrage over the killing of a girl, allegedly by an Afghan migrant.
The 15-year-old was stabbed with a kitchen knife outside a shop in Kandel, in south-western Germany, last week.
EU leaders are bitterly divided over a quota scheme for housing migrants, as they begin a summit in Brussels. Summit chairman Donald Tusk called mandatory EU-wide quotas “ineffective”. He spoke of a split “between east and west” over asylum policy. “These divisions are compounded by emotions which make it hard to find common language,” he said.
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Euronews, November 28, 2017
Sophie Claudet talks to MEPs György Schöpflin and Judith Sargentini over whether Hungary is in breach of fundamental EU rights and the rule of law.
György Schöpflin, MEP, Fidesz Party:
“The idea of having a sizeable Muslim communities settling in Hungary, there are some already by the way, not in very great number, is not acceptable either to my party or indeed to the overwhelming majority of Hungarian opinion, and I think at that point it becomes a matter of democratic choice doesn’t it ? Do you want to be multicultural or do you not want to be multicultural?”