The government of federal state of Bavaria offered to put Ukraine on the list of secure countries, Reuters reported. On January 29, Horst Seehofer, Minister-President of Bavaria, sent the respective statement to the Bundesrat (government of German federal states).
The status of secure country means that in most cases, its citizens do not have the right to ask for political asylum. Bavaria offers the list of following countries to be considered secure: Ukraine, Armenia, Moldova, Bangladesh, Benin, Gambia, Georgia, India, Mali, Mongolia and Nigeria.
Bavarian State Minister Marcel Huber noted that these states are already included in the similar lists by other EU member countries.
Migration crisis in the EU emerged as military conflicts ignited in the Middle East and Africa. By the UN estimates, since the beginning of the year about 23 thousand refugees crossed the Mediterranean Sea. Last year, the number of migrants into the EU exceeded a million of people. Almost a half of those are Syrian citizens. Another large group of the migrants are Afghans. There are also many citizens of Iraq, Eritrea, Pakistan, Somalia and Nigeria among the refugees who made their way to Europe.
In October 2015, a series of protest actions against migrants and islamisation of the country took place in Czech Republic.