The respective countries are confronted with high costs for the refugee’s
registration, the provision of lodging and material support, including healthcare.
Under such circumstances, the responsible national authorities might not be
able to fulfil their tasks properly if they face a lack of funds or insufficient
As a result, countries run the risk of failing to uphold the EU’s standards for the
treatment of asylum seekers stipulated in the respective directives. 3 In addition,
differences in treatment and support – including social benefits – are among the
triggers for irregular movements of asylum seekers within the EU.