Austria strikes migration take care of India –


Confronted with growing numbers of Indian migrants, Austria has agreed to cooperate extra carefully on migration with India, which can take again residents in trade for authorized avenues of labour market integration.

Migration continues to high the Austrian political agenda because the conservatives (ÖVP) gear up for the Decrease Austria elections on 29 January. In 2022, the nation registered greater than 100,000 non-Ukrainian asylum seekers, 18,000 of which have been Indian nationals.

“The issue is just not migration, however unlawful immigration,” stated Austrian International Minister Alexander Schallenberg on Monday. “Tens of hundreds of Indians dwelling in Austria are enriching our society,” he added, talking alongside his Indian counterpart.

The settlement is designed to foster nearer cooperation and assist funnel expert Indian migrants into Austria. To that finish, younger folks will obtain entry to pupil exchanges and a working vacation programme. Moreover, Austria dedicated to giving out 800 work visa playing cards yearly.

In trade, India is anticipated to assist within the return of unlawful asylum seekers, as their probability of receiving asylum in Austria is taken into account close to zero.

However the affiliation for asylum coordination referred to the settlement as “showmanship,” on condition that the settlement solved issues that didn’t exist to start with.

Regardless of the 18,000 requests for asylum in Austria, most transfer on to different EU nations, Lukas Gahleitner-Gertz, spokesman for the asylum coordination affiliation, instructed ORF. Of some 200 Indian asylum seekers that had their utility denied within the first three quarters of 2022, 142 voluntarily returned to the nation.

As a substitute, it appears as if the “subject” was fastened by leaning on Serbia, which had a no-visa coverage for India. A majority of Indian asylum seekers are thought to have travelled by way of Belgrade. This route is now shut.

“We have now pressured our Serbian associates to align their visa liberalisation coverage, which they’ve now executed,” Schallenberg harassed. Since Sunday, Indians now require visas to journey to Serbia.

(Nikolaus J. Kurmayer |

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