Austrian FM says ‘refugees should be held offshore’


Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz at the start of a EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting in Brussels, Belgium, 23 May 2016.

Austrian FM says ‘refugees should be held offshore’

Refugees in the European Union should be interned offshore rather than allowed on the continent, according to Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz.

As reported by Germany’s international broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW), the minister, who is a member of the rightist Austrian People's Party, said the EU should replicate Australia's immigration policy.

Migrants who try to reach Australia by boat are turned back or sent to internment camps in the Pacific Ocean countries of Nauru and Papua ...

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