German media is reporting that the country is likely to reject up to 75,000 migrant asylum requests from southeastern Europe to make room for the influx of refugees from the Middle East. Do you think this is fair?
From RT News:
Germany is posed to make decisions on some 75,000 asylum requests from western Balkan countries and almost all are likely to be rejected, Manfred Schmidt, president of the Federal Office for Migrants and Refugees told Der Spiegel.
The country has already deported more than 10,000 people this year – primarily from southeastern European countries such as Serbia and Macedonia. The figure is equivalent to the number of denied requests spanning the whole 2014. About 13,000 migrants have returned home voluntarily this year and 85 percent of them were from the Balkan region.
Germany & It’s Refugee Crisis
The German government wants to concentrate its efforts on the refugees from war-torn countries in the Middle East and to limit the influx of economic migrants from countries it regards as safe, such as Serbia, Macedonia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Albania, Montenegro and Kosovo are now subject to discussions on whether to include them on the list of safe countries. Requests submitted by migrants from “safe” countries are usually rejected as groundless.
In the face of the growing refugee crisis, the German government is also expected to adopt a number of measures on Sunday, such as the easing of bureaucratic hurdles for building asylum shelters, the acceleration of asylum procedures and the funding of federal states and towns, Reuters reported.
Germany accepted more than 100,000 migrants in August and expects about 800,000 asylum seekers this year.
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