Georgia May be Added to Germany’s Safe Countries List

In order to decrease migrant flow to Germany, a local government in Bavaria has requested from the federal Government to expand its so-called ‘safe countries’ list.

Georgian news agency Interpressnews has released this information based on news from German publication Süddeutsche Zeitung.

The initiative means that those arriving in Germany from Georgia will be refused asylum as Georgia is now considered to be a safe country.

According to the article, a country where there is no political persecution is assessed as safe.

According to Bavaria’s Interior Minister Joachim Herrman, the list will assist the Government to make decisions over asylum-seekers sooner.

He added Armenia, Moldova, Ukraine, India, Mali, Mongolia, Algeria, Gambia and Bangladesh should be on the list. 

15 January 2016 14:45