of refugees aiming for Germany ‘too excessive’ – Scholz

22 of refugees aiming for Germany ‘too excessive’ – Scholz

Over 70% of asylum seekers arriving in Germany lack any registration regardless of coming by way of different EU states, Olaf Scholz says

The variety of asylum seekers arriving in Germany is “too excessive,” and the scenario with migration can not stay unchanged, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz mentioned on Saturday whereas talking to broadcaster RND.

“Issues can not stay as they’re now: greater than 70 p.c of all refugees who arrive in Germany haven’t been registered beforehand, though virtually all of them have been in one other EU nation,” Scholz acknowledged, promising to curb the irregular migration quickly.

The German authorities is in search of to guard the nation’s personal borders in addition to keep “totally united in stopping irregular migration into the European Union,” Scholz mentioned. Berlin stands by its choice to tighten border checks with Poland and expects the measures taken to yield a noticeable end result shortly.

“We hope that this might be noticeable rapidly,” the chancellor acknowledged.

Germany stepped up police patrols on its borders with fellow EU member Poland, in addition to the Czech Republic, earlier this week. “We should cease the merciless enterprise of smugglers who put human lives in danger for optimum revenue,” Inside Minister Nancy Faeser mentioned Wednesday, asserting the choice. In keeping with the minister, practically 1 / 4 of migrants coming into the nation had paid 1000’s of {dollars} to get into the EU – and, in the end, to Germany – through the Mediterranean Sea route or overland by way of the Balkans.

Asserting the preliminary proposal to step up border checks on the frontier with Poland, Scholz cited the continuing cash-for-visa scandal unfolding within the nation. In keeping with a media investigation, Polish officers provided journey visas in trade for bribes, with a overwhelming majority of recipients of the illegally issued paperwork utilizing them to journey into third Schengen states, the US, and elsewhere.

Some 350,000 visas have been issued beneath the scheme, in response to estimates, with the unlawful providers brazenly marketed by corrupt officers on social media, akin to TikTok. Scholz invoking the scandal was apparently not taken calmly in Warsaw, with Poland threatening to reciprocally enhance checks on its German border.

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