VIENNA (Web Desk) – The Austrian government plans to deport 50,000 failed asylum seekers within the next four years.
Vienna MPs last week approved a bill toughening admission policies for migrants, RT reported.
The federal government will offer as much as €500 (US$544) in “return assistance” to migrants who leave voluntarily within three months after their asylum applications were rejected.
The country is also considering using its C-130 Hercules military transport aircraft for deportations, Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner added.
Vienna has added Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Georgia, Mongolia and Ghana to a list of countries described as ‘safe,’ enabling it to send asylum seekers back to those areas more quickly.