Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz says protecting external borders is his “priority” in an effort to stop Muslim migrants from crossing the Mediterranean. He wants assurances from countries like Albania that the Balkan refugee route from Greece via Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina to central Europe is stopped.
Voice of Europe (h/t Maurice) The new government of Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz is getting tough on migrants. Statistics show that already 6,096 migrants were deported this year, the Österreichische Tageszeitung reports. 6,096 foreigners were taken out of the country in the first half of the year.
Kurz also believes EU border patrol guards should be sent to Northern Africa to prevent further Muslim migration to Europe. Border control agents should “stop illegal migrants on the external borders, and then send them immediately back to their home country or transit country.”