LJUBLJANA – More stringent asylum rules

About a hundred people are currently detained in Slovenian jails on charges of organising transport for illegal migrants, said Slovenian Interior Minister Aleš Hojs (SDS-EPP), noting that the government has decided to tighten its asylum policy because of abuse.

Slovenian police on Saturday (26 September) arrested 144 illegal migrants and two migrant smugglers along the western border, some of whom were readmitted from Italy in cooperation with Italian authorities.

Hojs also confirmed that the country had regitered between 10,000 and 11,000 illegal crossings into Slovenia. After being arrested only about one-fifth apply for asylum in Slovenia and about 70% of them leave asylum centres before their applications have even been processed.

(Željko Trkanjec | EURACTIV.hr)


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