A Surge of Serbs and Macedonians Germany Seeks to Halt Influx of Balkan Asylum Seekers

With a massive surge in asylum applications from people of the Roma minority from Serbia and Macedonia, Germany's interior minister is calling for new rules to expedite processing these cases. Although many come to the EU for better economic opportunities, they also face racial discrimination at home, advocacy groups say.
"We demand rights of residence for Roma" reads this banner held by two Roma in front of Berlin's Reichstag parliament building.

"We demand rights of residence for Roma" reads this banner held by two Roma in front of Berlin's Reichstag parliament building.

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