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90 Per Cent Of Asylum Seekers In Austria End Up On Welfare

Austrian Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka is resisting EU efforts to increase his country’s migrant quota, claiming that 90 per cent of asylum seekers in Austria end up on welfare benefits and strain the system.

Austrian Interior minister Wolfgang Sobotka attends a press conference after Austrian armed commandos arrested a man suspected of planning a 'terrorist' attack, on January 20, 2017 in Vienna. / AFP / APA / HANS PUNZ / Austria OUT (Photo credit should read HANS PUNZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Asylum Seeker Crime Up 54 Per Cent in Austria

The Austrian Interior Ministry announced its latest crime statistics for 2016 and indicated a huge rise in suspects of migrant origin claiming the number had gone up by 54 per cent.

Austrian Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka (2ndL) and the Interior Minister of Italy Angelino Alfano visit Gries am Brenner on May 13, 2016

Austria Considers Terminating Asylum Status Of Criminals

The Interior Minister of Austria has announced he wants to see tougher laws on asylum seekers including the stripping of asylum for the committing of criminal offences. Interior Minister of Austria Wolfgang Sobotka has put to bed any doubt that