The number of asylum seekers from Balkan countries has risen considerably since the liberalisation of visa. Some EU countries are now requesting the creation of an accelerated procedure to lift the visa-free regime in case of the influx of asylum seekers continues.
Interview with Alexandra Stiglemayer (ESI) on the influx of asylum seekers in Belgium, germany and Sweden from Macedonia and Serbia: what are the risks for the visa liberalisation process? How to counter and prevent the unfounded asylum requests? What should Serbia and Macedonia do on their side?