From 20 July 2018, some amendments to the Act on Asylum come into force, changing the period for deciding an asylum application from 90 days to six months, in accordance with EU Directive 2013/32.

The Act also extends the reasons for termination and withdrawal of asylum, as well as the termination of any additional protection for foreign nationals.

Dajana Csongradyova, associate at NITSCHNEIDER & PARTNERS