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    Berlin Adjusts Details of Readmission Agreement With Afghanistan

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    Germany has adjusted the last details of the readmission agreement with Afghanistan to send back undocumented migrants and refugees, local media reported on Saturday.

    BERLIN (Sputnik) – About 40,000 Afghan nationals can be deported after signing the agreement, according to the Bild newspaper.

    Germany is going to send back primarily those migrants, who will be ready to do that voluntarily but the agreement will also apply to those, whose asylum request will be turned down three times, the tabloid reported. Germany is going to use charter flights for deporting the undocumented migrants from the country, it added.

    Europe is struggling to find a solution to the massive refugee crisis, with hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing conflict-torn countries in the Middle East and North Africa in order to reach stable and wealthy European countries, such as Germany and Sweden.

    EU border agency Frontex detected over 1.83 million illegal border crossings in 2015, in contrast to some 283,000 in 2014. Of these, more than 1 million net arrivals streamed into Germany, according to the German Federal Statistical Office. In 2016, almost 80,000 Afghan citizens have already applied for asylum in Germany.


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