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    Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz said EU borders should remain shut in the Balkans.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz said EU borders should remain shut in the Balkans and elsewhere to prevent migrants from slipping into Europe, in a Sunday interview with German media.

    "Borders must remain closed," Kurz told Bild am Sonntag. "We must continue doing what we’ve been doing on the Western Balkan route and on the Mediterranean route and in Italy to make it clear that you can no longer uncontrollably sneak into Europe."

    Austria was one of the countries that tighten border controls last year after a huge influx of refugees raised concerns over the EU refugee policy, followed by Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and Macedonia.

    Last month, Austria also capped the number of asylum claims it was ready to accept per day and limited the number of arrivals to 3,200.

    Kurz added that the borders could be opened when the stream of asylum seekers to Europe decreased. According to European Council President Donald Tusk, 128,000 people came to the European Union through the Western Balkan route in the first two months of this year.

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    • Adrienne Adonis
      Good ! Shut everything down and send them home. Enough is enough ! It's not europes problem to solve Muslims financial issues in their own countries......you look at these pictures of poor innocent migrants. But as soon as they settle in and enter a European country the crime rate goes up, the rapings go up, there is no assimilation, and sharia law takes effect..... Then the Muslims will try to take control politically and force their own laws in Europe. Then at that point Europe is screwed. So Europe needs to cut the ties now while they can.
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