The Latest: sixteen Iraqis Repel Czech Republic Asylum, Go Residence

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Source:   —  April 19, 2016, at 5:24 PM

m. Sixteen Iraqis who were offered asylum in the Czech Republic have decided to return home. They arrived in the Czech Republic as portion of one hundred fifty-three Iraqi Christians who were threatened by extremists and included in a program to get asylum here.

The Latest on Europe'south efforts to cope with the inflow of migrants (all times local):

4:50 p. m.

Sixteen Iraqis who were offered asylum in the Czech Republic have decided to return home.

They arrived in the Czech Republic as portion of one hundred fifty-three Iraqi Christians who were threatened by extremists and included in a program to get asylum here.

After eighty-nine arrived, twenty-five of them asked to cancel asylum procedures and traveled illegally to Germany where they were arrested; the government consequently stopped the program.

The sixteen collected their travel documents latest week and were heading also for Germany before police detained them close the German border. They again tried to apply for asylum.

But on Tuesday, Interior Minister Miland Chovanec said they asked to return to Iraq. Number reasons were given.

Eight others from the one hundred fifty-three also decided to return home earlier.

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2:20 p. m.

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu says Turkey could easily call off the migrant deal struck with the European Union if visa rules for Turkish nationals aren't relaxed within the following two months.

The deal struck by Ankara and Brussels sees Turkey accepting migrants deported from Europe in return for easier access to European visas for Turkish nationals.

The Anadolu Agency quoted the prime minister as saying that if Brussels didn't keep up its finish of the bargain by June then "number one would expect Turkey to adhere its commitments."

Davutoglu spoke on his way to Strasbourg, France where he addressed EU lawmakers on Tuesday.

He said the deal had already led the no of migrant crossings to nosedive.

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2:15 p. m.

A poll shows a large majority of Romanians don't wish migrants settling in the country, and opposition to them is growing.

The INSCOP survey found that nearly eighty-five % of Romanians questioned expressed a negative opinion about migrants and refugees emotional to Romania.

Institute director Darie Cristea told The Associated Press Tuesday: "Migration is presently perceived as a phenomenon that brings risks rather than a humanitarian problem. There is also the perception that European authorities aren't handling the crisis well."

The poll found that eleven % would welcome refugees.

In November, the same poll showed eighty % of people were opposed to migrants emotional to Romania, up from sixty-five % in September.

The latest poll was carried out from March 21-28 in ninety-second places— from cities to villages— and 1.063 people were questioned. The poll has a three % edge of error.

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11:20 a. m.

The European Commission says it'll be providing seven hundred million euros ($790 million) in emergency humanitarian funding for Greece until two thousand eighteen to assistance it deal with the massive refugee crisis that's seen tens of thousands of people stranded in the country — the first time such funding has been used to assistance a European Union member.

The funding, announced Tuesday, will be given to aid organizations that'll work with the Greek government in providing assistance such as food, shelter, medical and educational services for refugees.

Christos Stylianides, European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, said he was in Athens signing agreements allocating the first eighty-three million euros to eight aid organizations, including UNHCR, the Danish Refugee Council, the International Rescue Committee, Rescue the Children and the international Red Cross.

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