Kurz: Austria won’t take in any more Afghan refugees


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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has dominated out taking in individuals fleeing Afghanistan, saying that it gained’t occur throughout his chancellorship.&

Kurz advised Austrian broadcaster Puls 24, in an interview revealed Sunday, that he was “clearly towards the fact that we now voluntarily settle for more individuals — that will not occur beneath my chancellorship both.” The chancellor pointed to Austria having taken in over 40,000 Afghans up to now few years, describing this as a “disproportionately giant contribution.” Everything of the interview is about to broadcast Sunday evening.&

European nations are grappling with the potential for an increase in Afghan refugees with Taliban militants cementing management over Afghanistan amid the pullout of western allied troops.

As an alternative of accepting refugees, Kurz stated, “we must do all the things in our energy” to enhance the state of affairs in Afghanistan, particularly pointing to considerations about ladies’s rights underneath the Taliban rule.&

Kurz, a conservative, has stated that controlling immigration is integral to defending his nation’s cultural id and has made hard-line immigration policies a cornerstone of his chancellorship. Even because the Taliban entered Kabul, Kurz refused to soften Austria’s stance saying, “We've to deport so long as potential.”&