奥地利随时准备实施新的边界控制措施 Austria Prepared For New Border Measures

奥地利星期二说,如果德国政府实施星期一宣布的更严格的移民限制,奥地利也准备采取保护边界的措施。奥地利没有具体说明什么样的措施。

奥地利政府的一份声明说,它准备采取边界保护措施,尤其是在南部边界。奥地利南部与意大利和斯洛文尼亚接壤。

德国的执政联盟在移民问题上存在内部分歧。默克尔的政党主张对移民采取更欢迎的立场,但是巴伐利亚的联盟伙伴提出,应该对允许什么人进入德国采取更严格的限制。

这个分歧一度看来要迫使默克尔试图组成新的执政联盟,或宣布提前举行大选。但是经过数小时的谈判后,默克尔和基督教社会联盟领导人、内政部长泽霍夫说,他们就一项双方都可接受的协议达成了一致。

根据这项协议,要设立一些中转中心,在对庇护寻求者进行甄别的时候临时把他们安置在那里。如果发现有人已经在欧盟其它国家申请庇护,就将他们送到申请国,或送去奥地利,不过能否送去奥地利还取决于能否与奥地利政府达成协议。

Austria said Tuesday it is ready to implement unspecified border protections if Germany enacts a set of stricter immigration controls its government announced Monday.

An Austrian government statement said it is "prepared in particular to take measures to protect our southern borders," which include those with Italy and Slovenia.

Germany's ruling coalition has been divided on the issue of immigration, with Chancellor Angela Merkel's party advocating a more welcoming stance while her Bavarian coalition partner argued for stricter controls over who is allowed into the country.

The divide threatened to push Merkel to seek a new coalition or call new elections. But after hours of negotiations, she and Christian Social Union leader and Interior Minister Horst Seehofer both said they had agreed on a plan that worked for both sides.

The agreement calls for establishing transit centers to hold asylum-seekers while their cases are evaluated. If they are found to have already applied for asylum in a different European Union country they would be sent back to that country, or to Austria, pending agreement with the Austrian government.