BRITAIN’S plan to send migrants to Rwanda may be copied by Austria.
The Home Secretary has signed a close cooperation pact with Vienna.
Suella Braverman and her Austrian counterpart discussed using ‘safe third countries’ to ease pressure of illegal migration[/caption]
Suella Braverman and her counterpart, interior minister Gerhard Karner, discussed using “safe third countries” to ease the pressure of mass illegal migration.
The Austrian government said it wants to learn from Britain.
Mr Karner said: “The UK has a lot of experience when it comes to processing asylum applications outside of Europe. Austria can benefit from this.
“We will continue to make a consistent effort for the EU to advance and enable such procedures outside of Europe.”
The two countries also agreed to tackle serious and organised crime, boost cyber security and prevent online radicalisation.
Ms Braverman insisted: “The migration crisis . . . is placing an unprecedented burden on our communities and public services. Austria is a close ally in tackling illegal migration and we have begun sharing knowledge of our actions and strategies, such as third-country removals.”
Germany’s Free Democrats, one of three parties in coalition government, wants asylum- seekers processed offshore.
And Denmark aims to move migrants to a country outside the EU.