20 August 2022,   05:41
Number of asylum seekers increases - Europe asks Georgian government to tighten control over illegal migrants

The number of asylum seekers in Europe has increased after introduction of visa-free travel in the European Union - the representatives of Germany and France talked about it today.

The head of the German Internal Affairs Ministry"s Migration headquarters today did not exclude that Georgian citizens may have to leave the territory of Germany by force.

For the last four months, the number of Georgian citizens who have been demanding shelter in Europe has significantly increased. The German government has refused to give shelter to anyone.
Germany urges Georgia to strictly control the illegal migration. This is the only way to avoid using the mechanism of suspension .

Citizens of Georgia, after Syrians and Afghans, are in the sixth place among the asylum-seekers in Europe.

French diplomat Pascal Moni says that if this problem is not resolved, it may be damaging to good faith citizens.

The Georgian Prime Minister, Giorgi Kvirikashvili, confirms that visa-free travel is under threat.

The EU countries call on Georgian citizens not to violate visa free regime, otherwise they will be deported and afterwards they will be prohibited from entering Schengen zone.

The issue of visa-free travel for citizens of Georgia will be one of the topics discussed at the meeting of EU Ministers on Thursday.