After repatriating 50 Albanian citizens who had not respected the
Schengen area rules, the German and French embassies published a joint
press release, saying that their countries will not stop that process.
The number of these joint repatriation flights has not been reduced, and, according to the declaration, it will not decrease because these citizens with illegal stay permits are trying to immigrate for economic reasons, which neither of these two countries can accept.
The declaration says that “the asylum request should not be misused. It is strictly reserved to the real political refugees. The refugee status will not be given for economic reasons”.
The French and German embassies say they cannot accept that these procedures are avoided, since it damages most of the Albanian citizens, who respect them.