Illegal migration to Europe and Austria has been thriving for years (see below). Rather than trying to stop them, he wants to organize the Social Democrats even better. It comes from a 322-page SPO paper which will be discussed at next weekend’s federal party conference. The direction under the new president Andreas Bübler (50) is: “Humanism rather than Fortress Europe”. He calls for a “sea rescue operation”.
The Austrian Social Democrats are following in the footsteps of the German traffic light coalition. As it recently emerged, Berlin is financing smuggling services in the Mediterranean with German taxpayers’ money. Bizarre: According to the SpO, tax money should (so far) flow into illegal smuggling services, which EU external border protection, which Austria also co-finances, is actually supposed to prevent. According to Andreas Bübler, Frontex, the border and coast guard agency tasked with stopping the very illegal smugglers, should also be co-financed.
However, according to the SPÖ paper, these services should no longer be illegal in the future. It says the EU is “legally and morally obliged to help”. So as soon as boats with migrants appear, help is needed. Furthermore, according to its paper, the SPÖ wants to “create legal loopholes” and “reduce illegal pushback”.
These measures are likely to increase migration to Austria once again. Only a few countries have been affected by such a large influx of migrants in recent years as Austria.
From 2015 to September 2023, a total of 392,717 asylum applications were submitted here – so there will be more than 400,000 by the end of the year. Of these, 220,056 were males and only 43,576 were females. The number of minors is also very high at 129,085. When it comes to countries of origin, Syria (102,205), Afghanistan (90,417) and India (24,329) are on top.
During the same period, Austria provided protection to 185,782 people. These migrants received either asylum, subsidiary protection or residence permits for legitimate reasons. Together, all the new beneficiaries of protection will form Austria’s fourth largest city. For comparison: Austria has only 156,619 inhabitants, about 30,000 fewer. Since 2015, there have been fewer Salzbergians living in Austria than people who have received asylum or the like.
Notable: Of the 185,782 people Austria has provided protection to, 78,952 are minors. Especially in Vienna, more and more teachers are complaining about rapidly increasing anti-Semitism, which, given the position of the majority, will be clearly and clearly reflected in the federal capital in the future.