Moldova receives refugees refused by EU

Summary

Moldova accepted the first refugees from Bangladesh, whom Italy refused. Although their asylum status has not yet been determined, Chisinau is preparing to receive guests, developing a special mechanism for such cases. Despite the quota set for accepting migrants, Italy, which is a member of the European Union, has not yet accepted any. Will the flow of migrants be redirected from Italy to Moldova, which is not even a member of the EU and does not even have the necessary resources for it?.

 

 

Disproof

Recurring narrative about immigration imposed on Moldova by the EU in a similar electoral context. No evidence given that the asylum seekers had had their application denied by Italian authorities (or even that they had made one).

Moldova is implementing a readmission agreement with the EU, thanks to which it benefits from the liberalised visa regime. According to this agreement, Moldova is obliged to accept back only those persons who illegally enter the territory of the EU through the Moldovan territory

Further debunking from Stopfals.md.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 136
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 11/02/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Italy, Moldova, EU
  • Keywords: migration, Refugees, Migration crisis
  • Outlet: Vedomosti Moldova
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Disproof

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