17th December 2014: Press Conference with Austrian and German Ambassador


Currently the most pressing issue was the very high numbers of asylum seekers both in Austria and in Germany. While the Ambassadors stressed the fact, that during the last year very few claims for asylum had been granted to people coming from Kosovo. As reasons for asylum such as persecution are legally clearly defined, the illegal migration for economic reasons does not fall into this category. Lured by false promises by groups of people smugglers, those Kosovars often have to pay a fortune to those criminals by risking of being back in Kosovo within a month. Minister Hyseni reassured the Ambassadors that he will do everything in his power to crack down on those criminal structures.