Austria stops processing asylum requests ahead of EU meeting

first_img Top Stories Sponsored Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies The broadcaster quotes Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner as saying Austria has become the “No. 1 target country” for would-be asylum seekers. It says the move is meant to put pressure on other EU countries to take more would-be immigrants ahead of an interior ministers’ meeting next week.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility 5 ways to recognize low testosteronecenter_img VIENNA (AP) — Austria has stopped processing new asylum requests while continuing to deport refugees.State-run broadcaster ORF cites an Interior Ministry document that it says was issued Friday to civil servants dealing with asylum requests telling them not to accept new cases.ORF says the document instructs relevant departments to continue deporting those whose asylum requests were rejected. It also says others are being returned to EU countries they first arrived to before coming to Austria. Comments   Share   5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober 4 sleep positions for men and what they meanlast_img