Albanian Ministry of Interior prevents 750 citizens from travelling to EU countries

Albanian Ministry of Interior prevents 750 citizens from travelling to EU countries

Tirana, April 14, 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

Ministry of Interior in Albania has informed that in the past 72 hours, it has stopped 750 Albanian nationals from crossing the border, as they resulted in violation of procedures for travelling in Shenghen countries.

The ministry also says that State Police has intensified controls in border points, in order to guarantee the free movement of citizens and in order to meet all obligations toward international partners.

These measures come at a time when the number of Albanian nationals seeking asylum in EU countries has seen an increase. The Albanian authorities have reiterated their calls for people not to seek asylum in these countries, as they will be automatically rejected. /ibna/