German authorities still in talks to solve refugee crisis

November 5, 2015 06:29
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As German authorities are in talks to find new measures to help stem the number of refugees arriving in the country, the town of Neuhaus Am Inn is hoping for new measures to help cope with the hundreds of refugees coming there every day.

A town of around 3,500 people, Neuhaus Am Inn receives an average number of 50 refugees per hour, and local authorities are eager to see Chancellor Angela Merkel's proposal to set up "transit zones" at German borders to filter out migrants who clearly have no chance of gaining asylum.

"Why not have some kind of admission point here at the border so that these buses full of refugees don't need to go from Schering (on the other side) to Neuhaus? Why not taking them directly to an admission point? This would be our great hope and would help us a lot," he told Reuters at the migrant camp.

"We have been chosen to be one of those admission points on the border between Austria and Germany. Right now we have arranged to process 50 people per hour. If both sides stick to this arrangement then we would have basic security and safety."

Germany has become a magnet for economic migrants and refugees from the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Berlin now expects between 800,000 and one million asylum seekers this year, twice as many as in any previous year.

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