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«Reception of refugees from Moria camp»

Postulat d'urgence
Level: Municipality
Municipality: Baden (AG)
Status: Accepted


In an urgent postulate, the SP calls for the admission of refugees from the (new) Moria camp in Lesbos.

“The Baden municipal council is requested to take in 14 refugees from Moria; to call on the canton and the federal government to take the necessary steps to enable the refugees from Moria to be received; to coordinate with the cities and municipalities in the canton of Aargau, as well as with Basel, Berne, Geneva, Lausanne, Lucerne, St Gallen, Winterthur and Zurich, which are taking similar steps to receive refugees”.

The Baden city council gave a positive response to the postulate:

“The city of Baden wants to take in 14 refugees from the Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, which was destroyed by fire. The refugees from Lesbos “are in a humanitarian emergency situation”, the town council explains in its response to the urgent postulate of town councillor Nora Langmoen (SP).

However, the municipal council made it a condition of admission that the legal requirements were met. The reception of refugees is regulated at federal level. The city of Baden therefore informed the municipal council of its willingness to do so. It is in contact with the federal government on this issue and is coordinating with other Swiss towns that have declared their willingness to accept refugees. The city of Baden has also already made contact with these municipalities in Canton Aargau.
Badener Tagblatt of 26.11.20

The residents’ council accepted the postulate on 08.12.20 with a clear majority.


Press reports

Nach Inferno auf Lesbos: Baden soll 14 Flüchtlinge aufnehmen Les conseils d’habitants de cinq factions demandent au conseil municipal de Baden d’accueillir 14 réfugiés qui ont été hébergés dans le camp de réfugiés détruit de Moria à Lesbos.