- Title: Germany deports unsuccessful Balkan asylum-seekers
- Date: 4th February 2016
- Summary: MUNICH, GERMANY (FEBRUARY 4, 2016) (REUTERS) **** WARNING CONTAINS PROFANITY **** MUNICH AIRPORT WITH POLICE CAR IN FOREGROUND BAGGAGE CAR APPROACHING PLANE VARIOUS OF LUGGAGE BEING LOADED ONTO PLANE VARIOUS OF AIRPORT EMPLOYEE PUTTING CHILDREN TOYS AND MATERIAL INTO CHILDREN'S BACKPACK FIRST BUS CARRYING UNSUCCESSFUL ASYLUM SEEKERS ARRIVING AT TARMAC UNSUCCESSFUL ASYLUM SEEKERS EXITING BUS POLICEMEN VARIOUS OF UNSUCCESSFUL ASYLUM SEEKERS GETTING INTO PLANE SECOND BUS WITH UNSUCCESSFUL ASYLUM SEEKERS ARRIVING AT TARMAC POLICEMEN STANDING NEAR BUS UNSUCCESSFUL ASYLUM SEEKERS EXITING BUS FEET OF UNSUCCESSFUL ASYLUM SEEKERS ONTO GANGWAY STICKER ON GANGWAY READING (German): "RIDING ALONG NOT PERMITTED" UNSUCCESSFUL ASYLUM SEEKER SHOWING MIDDLE FINGER WHILE GETTING ONTO PLANE VARIOUS OF UNSUCCESSFUL ASYLUM SEEKERS GETTING ONTO PLANE PLANE AND POLICE CAR
- Embargoed: 19th February 2016 14:13
- Keywords: migrants refugees deportation Germany
- Location: MUNICH, GERMANY
- City: MUNICH, GERMANY
- Country: Germany
- Topics: Asylum/Immigration/Refugees,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001432NLTZ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS PROFANE GESTURE IN SHOT 14
Several dozen asylum seekers whose applications were unsuccessful were deported on Thursday (February 4) from the Munich airport to countries in the Balkans.
Destinations of the charter flight were Pristina in Kosovo and Skopje in Macedonia, according to the German Federal police.
In September, Germany declared Albania, Kosovo and Montenegro "safe", meaning that their citizens, like those of neighbouring Serbia, Bosnia and Macedonia, would automatically be ineligible for asylum.
Germany registered 91,671 migrants in January, less than half November's level, officials said on Thursday, with pressure mounting on Chancellor Angela Merkel to deliver on her pledge to reduce the influx.
Germany has also reimposed spot controls on border points with Austria used by incoming migrants and is seeking to speed up deportations of those not qualifying for asylum.
Merkel has said the number of migrants entering Germany will fall after 1.1 million people arrived last year - the final destination for the vast majority who reached the European continent in 2015.
Among last month's total, some 35,822 were from Syria and about 18,000 from both Iraq and Afghanistan.
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