domingo, 15 de fevereiro de 2015

Pristina asks EU to repatriate Kosovar immigrants

According to the kosovar Minister of the Interior, it is important that their countrymen lose the "illusion" that they may obtain asylum in the countries of destination.

The exodus from Kosovo accelerated exponentially this winter, approaching the 50,000 people in the last two months. Most attempts to escape the lack of perspectives of future, when 40 percent of the kosovar population lives below the poverty line.

Main transit country, along with Serbia, only Hungary registered 13,000 asylum applications in January. Budapest claims to have intercetado about eight thousand immigrants, mostly Kosovars, in the space of six days, in early February.

Confronted to the need for a visa to enter the Schengen area, most Kosovars passes the border clandestinely.

The Austria and Germany are two of the favorite destinations. The German authorities sent policemen to the border between Serbia and Hungary, to help stem the flow of illegal immigrants.

Rodrigo Barbosa | With AFP/Reuters

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