DWN 16 Jan. 2016. For refugees with ultimate destination Scandinavia, the border between Austria and Slovenia will be closed on Monday. Thus, Vienna responded to the increased rejections of refugees on the German border.
In January, Sweden and Denmark had introduced border controls to stem the influx of refugees.
A spokesman for the German Interior Ministry commented, that, in fact, the Federal Police rejects refugees not seeking protection in Germany. This is so already since the beginning of border controls. (Considering the ongoing swathes of migrants to Denmark and Sweden, this cannot be true)
Overall, it is the aim of the German authorities to capture as fully as possible those entering the country from Austria. So far, this is, however, only a test run started on December 23 . Nevertheless, it is still too early, “to talk of safe and tight full registration”.
The migrants have to stay in the country of registry.
The Federal Criminal Police Office published statistics regarding crimes committed by migrants in Germany last year.
Refugee parents give their first child the name “Angela Merkel” Fokus 14. Jan 2016
Sputnik 14 Jan. 2016: Migrants committed 186,235 crimes in the period from January to November 2015, 70,000 more compared to the previous year. The figures come from a report by the Federal Criminal Police Office and were released by the German newspaper Bild.
According to the document, two thirds of the crimes committed by migrants were physical injuries (23,338 cases), robbery (75,600 cases) and falcification of travel documents (26,436 cases), 1,462 sex offenses.
Sputnik News 16 Jan. 2016: “Christian asylum seekers from Syria, Eritrea and elsewhere suffer bullying, persecution and harassment at the hands of their Muslim neighbors in refugee camps.
This is also true of the Yazidi religious minority. Sometimes, bullying ends in injuries and death threats,” he detailed in the letter, which was also published on Facebook.
– published by the head of the St. George Monastery in Götschendorf, Hegumen Daniil, in a letter to Peter Altmaier, who serves as the Chief of Staff of the German Chancellery and Federal Minister for Special Affairs.