There is no asylum for immigrants from Montenegro

Migrants leaving the candidate countries for EU membership will not get political asylum, said the Ambassador of Germany in Montenegro, Gudrun Elisabeth Steinacker during the seminar on networking of the Western Balkans and the EU, held in Bar.

She pointed out that EU countries have problems with the large influx of immigrants from all Western Balkans countries.

“The reasons for coming to EU countries are of economic nature, but the tragedy is they think they have no economic prospects in their own country,” said Steinacker.

Steinacker points out that cause of migration should be determined first and then analyzed why it intensified lately.

“No one has the right to political asylum in Germany because it is a contradiction. It makes no sense to seek political asylum from the countries that are candidates for EU membership, no one will get it ” said the Ambassador of Germany.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration Igor Luksic said that the six countries that are in the process of integration should work together to overcome obstacles in three key areas.

“The first is rule of law, because every country has problems with criminal groups and they could jointly combat this phenomenon. Another important area is infrastructure and connectivity – the network for South East Europe, which helps identifying opportunities for cooperation in the field of transport and energy infrastructure.

The third area in which obstacles in the integration process are recognized is reduction or elimination of business barriers.

Seminar “Networking the Western Balkans and EU structures: How to promote regional values and achievements in the EU – the experience of the Visegrad Group”, within the project “Regional Convention on European Integration” is implemented by the European Movement in Montenegro in cooperation with the European Movement in Serbia, the European Movement Albania and Research Center for Foreign Policy of Slovakia.

The project was financially supported by the German stability pact and the International Visegrad Fund.

Izvor: RTV Montenegro