German government plans to recognize Georgia among safe countries
19 July, 2018
The German government will shortly approve a law, which enables the countries such as Georgia, Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria to be recognized as safe countries
by Germany, which will accelerate the process of granting asylum status from citizens of these countries.

On July 18, the draft law prepared by Horst Zeehoffer, the Minister of Internal Affairs was in principle approved by the German Cabinet.

The document will now be submitted to the Bundestag for ratification. The government hopes that this new
law will accelerate the processing of documents submitted by migrants who seek asylum. In this case, it will be easier to reject asylum applications and this will reduce immigration flow from these countries. In the accompanying document, to the draft law, it shows that approval rates for applications from Georgian citizens is 0.6 percent, Algerians 2 percent, Morocco - 4.1 percent and for Tunisians 2.7 percent.
Horst Zeehoffer, Photo courtesy: www.spiegel.de

According to the publication, the number of applications from these countries is still high: approximately 9 thousand in 2017 and more than 3,000 in the first three months of 2018.

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