The Balkan Route Reopens

The “Balkan Route” for migrants into Europe was ostensibly closed early last year. This was especially true for Hungary, which now receives only a trickle of migrants from Serbia.

The route to through Croatia, Slovenia, and Austria is another matter. “Refugees” who travel through the Balkans are still arriving in German in appreciable numbers. The following article does not mention modes of transport except to say what we all have been expecting: an increasing number of migrants are arriving concealed on freight trains. There is no longer an open trafficking of immigrants on NGO-chartered buses with a full media spotlight, so we may assume that most of the rest of the arrivals — which would be the bulk of them — are traveling in the cargo compartments of trucks under a false bill of lading.

Many thanks to Egri Nök for translating this article from the Rheinische Post:

Federal police counted roughly 110,000 illegal entries in 2016

6,850 persons arrived via Balkan Route

January 4 2017

Berlin. In spite of its so-called closing, the way across the Balkan Route remains an important route of flight. In Passau [the border crossing between Austria and Bavaria] 6,800 persons have been captured since the border closing.

By Jan Drebes

Despite distinctly declining refugee figures, coping with illegal migration was one of the main tasks for the Federal Police in the past year. Nationwide, from January through November 2016, officers have captured a total of 105,872 persons who entered illegally; the numbers for December are not yet available.

At the same time, for the security service it is plain to see that even though the Balkan Route is officially rated as closed, it remains one of the most important routes of migration to Germany from the south. The route that leads from the Mediterranean Sea over Italy was intensely trafficked as well.

9,028 Persons captured at airports

Thus, at the German-Austrian border alone Federal Police officers counted 76,366 persons who entered illegally. At airports, 9,028 migrants were captured. The border Switzerland, with 6,770 persons, was the third most trafficked.

It is striking that even after the evident closing of the Balkan Route in early March 2016 the police administration at Passau still caught a large number of persons. From April through December the officers counted 6,850 cases. Persons who illegally entered and also came via the Balkan Route, but were registered in Rosenheim, may be added to those numbers . But the 14,350 cases reported from there since April do not allow any conclusions about their respective routes, as many refugees from Italy arrive in Rosenheim, too.

What is clear is that most illegal immigrants come from Syria, Afghanistan or Iraq. Of the approximately 106,000 cases, roughly 25,000 were Syrians, 20,000 Afghans, and 13,000 Iraqis.

Controls only at German-Austrian border

Altogether, the figures have strongly decreased. While there were 300 cases in Passau in December, in January [of 2016] there were roughly 24,000. Additionally, the Federal Interior Ministry points out that the numbers supplied by the Federal Police do not represent the total illegal migration to Germany. A spokesman stressed that, according to an EU Council ruling, controls take place only at the German-Austrian border.

“Besides, at the ground, aerial, and sea borders within the Schengen zone, controls generally do not take place,” said the spokesman. The findings of the Federal Police accordingly are made as part of the so-called dragnet controls, but do not contain systematic border controls.

Illegal entry per freight Train

Meanwhile, the Federal Police Headquarters in Potsdam has assembled figures that show refugees increasingly use freight trains for illegal entry. The phenomenon became apparent last October; in November, 118 persons were counted who arrived in this fashion in Germany.

In addition to Bavarian officials, the members of the [Police] Administration in Stuttgart have especially had experience with this. It is maintained that they have captured 54 persons so far. Controls on the trains are now to be intensified in cooperation with neighbouring countries.

10 thoughts on “The Balkan Route Reopens

  1. Ah, the European Union.

    Busy building a future where the living Europeans envy the dead.

  2. In Western Europe you can experience first hand how the local populations responded to Nazi occupation and atrocities. The Muslim perverts are all over them. The migrant social benefits gropers are all over them. The brothel breeding class is growing. Easy to hope not to be in the wrong place or country at the wrong time.

  3. The figure of 9,000+ captured at airports is curious. I believe that under EU law (!), airlines are held responsible for checking the documentation of anyone boarding flights into EU countries, and can be heavily fined if they fail to do so. Anyone know more?

  4. Is Germany getting serious about protecting its population, or is this window dressing, like the Obama deportations?

    Protection of borders and countries will never be serious or effective until they devise a way to permanently remove undocumented and illegal migrants from the country. Otherwise, the migrants destroy their documents, or their supposed country-of-origin refuses to take them back and the European Court of Human Justice rules they must be released into the population.

    I could give my own solutions, but the problem is not that difficult if you take as your first priority the well-being of your country.

  5. When you look at this almighty EU multlcultit@l mess and also the massive media spin across the wets against Brexit and Trump and you know somewhere, the elites are panicking. No wonder they are building fortresses in New Zealand. The situation is is almost unreal, the EU has totally and absolutely trashed itself and just going to implode with crisis coming in north, west, east and south. The dysfunctionals of the thlrld world are creating chaos, r@@@pe, you name and the laws are being broken with impunity. We shouldn’t be negotiating with Brexit, WE SHOULD RUNNING FULL PELT TO THE EXIT. It’s like we are living in a mad house. The West bombs countries to death and then invites the very people we have dispossessed and mudddered into the EU. Well if someone had kllled my relatives, chldren and parents I would not be very grateful but looking for vengeance. ARE the politicians on drugs or something. Can they not see where this is all going? And everyday the Western media put every problem we have got down to Brexit, and every problem the USA has got down to Trump and Putin. Does the media think we are BLIND? There is a total mentality divide across the West now. The nutty leftie PC that are being manipulated by the globalists into believing open bordds is utopia not knowing they are being set up to become the new peasants were those brought in will be played off against them, and if you wont work for low wages the mlllgrant will. Young are so naive and just being gr2@@med.

    • But they are. The dirty night shirts, the ISIS beards on the half humans and the ISIS flags wrapped around the heads of the half the half humans fleamales. The ‘proud’ aloof inferiority complex that screams from the degenerate. Especially the black Muslims. The most hated of all the hated lesser despised by the Muslim Arabs and all other non blacks. Who ya gonna call?

  6. Is the EU planing to feed its growing Population on Insects published on 4. January 2017 by Express UK
    EU officials are investigating the value and risks of eating insects after an MEP suggested bugs could prove a use full future food staff for Europe ‘s exploding population . I think the Musslime will be not happy about this food supply!!!!
    Guten Appetit!!!!
    The officials in the EU are insane and belong in a mental hospital. Hope they feed on the so good tasting Insects, they are a good nutrition for there brains.

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