May 12, 2019, 6:00 PM
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Flow of new migrants; serious threat for Europeans

Tehran, May 12, IRNA - Maybe nothing is as scary as the flood of new immigrants to the Europeans; a problem that has turn to a serious crisis on the continent amid parliamentary elections with a surge in debate and the controversy over Brexit and has become a matter of concern for the elimination of job opportunities on the continent.

According to the European Union Statistics Office (Eurostat), in 2018, about 40% of the positive responses to asylum applications in the European Union were issued by Germany. Italy and France are in second and third places.

The EU countries have always faced many economic problems, and over the past few years, especially in the past two decades, they have become a serious problem, raising the peak of popular dissatisfaction with the economic policies of the states, including in France and Italy.

The issue of new immigration to the continent has created concerns for authorities in the European countries, including Germany, Greece, Sweden and Austria; however, in Greece and Spain, immigration concerns are great, because they are probably more important than any other country in the issue of immigration in the world.

The concerns related to the flood of migrants in Europe that have been raised these days more seriously than ever before, is one of the most important issues for Europeans to maintain European identity.
Foreign Policy recently wrote, according to the latest findings by the Euro-Barometer, that the European Union's extensive survey for Council of Europe shows that the European identity is very important for Europeans, which Europeans see in danger with extensive immigration by the asylum-seekers.

The International Organization for Migration announced in January that in 2018, more than 773,000 Afghan refugees were returning to their country; immigrants that one of their targets is Europe given the war in that country.

Although the German Chancellor Angela Merkel's government introduced a immigration law for specialized labor forces to the federal parliament (Bundestag) last month, it was criticized by opposition parties; on the one hand, concerns over the aging workforce in Germany and on the other hand, flood of inexperienced immigrants has increased the concerns of the authorities in Berlin.

Meanwhile, in the wake of the German immigration crisis of 2015, in recent months, Afghan refugees who have not been granted refugee status are fleeing everywhere in fear of returning them to their country.

The French daily Le Monde wrote on Wednesday that, after many years of living, Afghan refugees who do not receive asylum in Germany often try their luck in France and put themselves under the umbrella of the Dublin Rules.

Part of the Afghan refugees whose refugee requests have been dismissed by the German government, in fear of returning to Afghanistan have left Germany for Italy or France; from 2016 on, Germany will send back unaccompanied asylum seekers to Afghanistan.

According to recent reports, Germany has provided asylum status in 37.5% of cases in 2018, compared to more than 80% in France, down 59% in early 2019.

According to Stephen Dunnwald, spokeswoman for the Land Council who recently visited Paris, there are rumors that migrants will be able to receive asylum in the next three months. This has become a new concern for Europeans, and has faced with the reactions of the country.

According to Deutsche Welle last month, the number of Afghan refugees expelled from Germany in 2018 was twice as much as in the previous year; this issue has the risk of flood of immigration and asylum seeking into other European countries.

Last year Brussels asked the EU member-states to accept, at the union level, at least 50,000 immigrants in the framework of the resettlement program requested by the European Union for 2018 and 2019.

Due to stringent laws throughout Europe, the overall rate of admission of asylum-seekers declined to 40% last year from a year earlier.

One of the destination countries for immigrants, especially Afghans, is Sweden, which has extended its border control to security and terrorist issues until November 11. In the course of the immigration crisis, Sweden has been accepted a larger number of people than any other EU country.


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