V4 Report: * Croatia: 50,000 Migrants in Area Between Greece and Croatia. Will they be deported or continue to roam Europe?
** The EU deal with Turkey requires “all irregulars” to be deported from Greece back to Turkey, but this is obviously not happening. Many migrants, often unknown and without identification, are now roaming the Balkans, waiting for smugglers to escort them to a “life of luxury” in Western Europe.
Additionally, according to total-Croatian-news, some alternative routes have been opened. For example, Albania, Montenegro and Bosnia are now being used by smaller groups of migrants. This has resulted in an increase in asylum requests in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
In 2017, police in Bosnia and Herzegovina caught 913 migrants while trying to enter the country illegally. This is an increase of 380% compared to 2016, when only 240 such cases were reported.
*** This cannot go on forever. As the V4 Report has said on numerous occasions, the most urgent task for Europe is not forcing others to accept migrant quotas; instead, they must establish a permanent and ongoing mechanism to deport the migrants outside of Europe.
Roaming, unknown and aggressive male migrants, as we have seen in the past, represent a dangerous mix for Europe. They must be sent back in a timely and urgent manner.