Tag: asylum

New work rules for refugees in early April

New work rules for refugees in early April

New employment opportunities for refugees will come into force in April. The Ministry of Internal Affairs reported this situation to APA. According to the ministry’s current draft, people will be able to work in primary healthcare in the future, even where organizations are only under the decisive influence of a local authority or a community […]

More employment opportunities are provided to refugees

More employment opportunities are provided to refugees

Refugees in Austria will be able to use some more in aid work in the future. A draft sent to the states from the Ministry of Internal Affairs provides this. People will be able to work in primary care in the future even when organizations are solely under the decisive influence of a local authority […]

Conversion after application does not necessarily constitute an abuse of the right to asylum

Conversion after application does not necessarily constitute an abuse of the right to asylum

If an asylum seeker converts after leaving his country and refers to persecution in his home country in his asylum application, his application should not generally be rejected on the grounds of “abuse”. This was the decision of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in Luxembourg on Thursday. The court decision is based on the […]

There will also be a decrease in asylum applications in 2024

There will also be a decrease in asylum applications in 2024

The decline in asylum applications continued at the beginning of the year. 2,287 applications were submitted in January, compared to 4,288 applications in the same month in 2023. Syrians currently constitute by far the largest refugee group. What is unusual is that women apply almost as many times as men; that number is 1,000, down […]

Asylum applications to Austria will also decrease in 2024

Asylum applications to Austria will also decrease in 2024

The decline in asylum applications continued at the beginning of the year. 2,287 applications were submitted in January, compared to 4,288 applications in the same month in 2023. Syrians currently constitute by far the largest refugee group. What is unusual is that women apply almost as many times as men; that number is 1,000, down […]

Court: Delivering immigrants to Libya is a crime

Court: Delivering immigrants to Libya is a crime

It is a crime to hand over migrants to the Libyan Coast Guard because Libya is “not a safe port”. This is a decision announced by the Italian Supreme Court on Saturday. Thus, the conviction of the captain of the tugboat “Asso 28”, who saved 101 people in the Mediterranean in July 2018 and later […]

Bavaria wants payment cards for refugees by July

Bavaria wants payment cards for refugees by July

After Bavaria plans to roll out payment cards for asylum seekers in four municipalities in February, the pilot project will be expanded to cover the entire state from mid-year. Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann said in a statement after his meeting with Interior Minister Gerhard Karner (ÖVP) in Vienna on Tuesday that the main aim […]

Heavy penalties for immigrants working illegally in the UK

Heavy penalties for immigrants working illegally in the UK

The British government wants to take action against people who enter the country illegally by seriously tightening penalties for illegal work and accommodation. Since Tuesday, anyone who takes an irregular migrant into their home must pay 5,000 pounds (5,866 euros) per person; previously this figure was 80 pounds. Rentals now cost £10,000 instead of £1,000. […]

13.5 million for shelter neighborhoods that have not been used since 2015

13.5 million for shelter neighborhoods that have not been used since 2015

Temporarily unused shelter rooms have resulted in significant costs due to long-term contracts. As Stephanie Krisper, the Home Office’s response to NEOS’s order, shows, $2.5 million has had to be spent since the end of 2020. The cost of the facility in Schiefling alone is approximately 386,000 euros. In total, around $13.5 million has been […]

Expert: Money goes to food and doctor visits

Expert: Money goes to food and doctor visits

Food, education, doctor visits: As German sociologist and Africa expert Olaf Bernau noted in an interview with APA, money from immigrants is extremely important for families at home. For him, the real question is not whether payments to the home country are “abuse”, as Interior Minister Gerhard Karner (ÖVP) recently put it, but “How can […]