If no international solution is reached in the refugee crisis, Austria will have two options: “Either the current period goes further or there will be a hard action on the border, which also means the use of force” – Austrian Minister of Interior Johanna Mikl-Leitner told the magazine Die Presse. According to the People’s Party politician, in the latter case, situations can occur like in Macedonia. In August, at the Greek-Macedonian border, the country tried to stop the refugees with positioned defensive formation, tear gas and flash grenades, index.hu wrote.
Mikl-Leitner said all this about that according to the news, Germany wants to tighten the border control and would limit the admission of refugees. It is planned that those who are not entitled to asylum would be sent back at the border. According to the minister, if Germany “closes” its borders, Austria can prevent the staying of the refugees only by doing the same.
Because of the situation emerged at the Keleti railway station, Budapest, the two countries agreed on September 5 that refugees will be delivered by extra trains from Austria to Germany. Germany, however, has been able to place the daily 5-10 thousand new people less and less. Only in September, nearly 167 thousand refugees got there. Reportedly, Germans are willing to accept refugee trains for Austria only for a few days, index.hu wrote.
Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann said in this regard: it is one thing what journalists write, but he regularly consult with Angela Merkel: “I say what the German Chancellor said. (…) There is only one agreement, and it is about asylum as a fundamental human right.”
However, Fayman admitted, if refuges stuck in Austria because of the Germans’ decision, that will lead to big problems.
The German government prepared a law package on tightening asylum rules on Tuesday. Currently it is being considered that fastened procedure used at airport transit zones will be introduced at the German-Austrian border as well. Accordingly, those who are clearly not war refugees must be sent back from the border in 48 hours, index.hu wrote.
The government of Bavaria, which is the most affected province of the refugee influx, is preparing to create transit zones at the border as a separate step, from where economic refugees would be sent back immediately and those who are entitled to protection would be sent to other German provinces.
based on the article of index.hu
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