Sweden likely to deport up to half of last year’s asylum seekers
Sweden is likely to deport up to half last year's record 163,000 asylum seekers either voluntarily or forcibly, presenting a major challenge to authorities, Interior Minister Anders Ygeman said on Thursday. Sweden, with a population of almost 10 million, is one of the countries that has borne the brunt of Europe's migrant crisis as hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East and north Africa have moved north to wealthier members of the European Union. Germany took in an unprecedented 1.1 million migrants last year.
4 September, 2015 Europe asylum laws face scrutiny in migrant crisis Europe is facing its biggest refugee crisis since World War II, but the response by the 28-member European Union is hamstrung by a web of complicated rules governing asylum seekers. Designed to reassure Europeans worried over any massive influx of immi...
12 January, 2016 Austria reveals 90,000 asylum claims in 2015 Austria registered 90,000 asylum claims in 2015, government figures showed Tuesday, a rise of more than 200 percent compared to 28,000 the year before and just 11,000 in 2010. Afghans topped the list of requests by nationality with 25,202 asylum claims...
13 May, 2015 Britain says Med migrants should be turned back Britain called Wednesday for migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean to be turned back, threatening to scupper a new European Union plan for quotas to redistribute migrants across the continent. The comments came as the European Commission was set to unveil president Jean-Claude […]
14 November, 2016 Austria doesn’t need emergency cap on refugees now: minister Austria does not need to implement an emergency cap on asylum seekers at the moment because the number of refugees entering the country has waned, Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka said on Monday. Sobotka was a vocal champion of the introduction this year of a cap of 37,500 asylum […]
1 March, 2016 Austria plans ad campaign to deter Afghans from seeking asylum Austria wants to deter Afghans from seeking asylum there by funding a campaign of advertisements on Kabul buses, on Facebook and on television telling them not to expect a warm welcome. Austria, the last stop before Germany, the top destination for migrants fleeing war and poverty in the […]