REJECTED Albanian asylum seekers touched down on home turf today after being booted out of Europe by Dutch officials.
Thirty people who were trafficked into the Netherlands were forced out after being told by the Government they had ‘no chance’ of getting asylum.
The Dutch embassy in Tirana said 500 Albanians have been deported this year from a total of 1,650 who have sought asylum in the past nine months.
Since 2010 Albanians can travel to EU countries without a visa and many have tried to start a new life in EU countries, without having leave to remain and work.
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It is also believed they reach the Netherlands via traffickers after arriving legally in other EU nations.
They have also made attempts to get to Britain from the main European bloc.
Police in the northern German port city of Cuxhaven have been forced to ramp up efforts to stop Kosovo and Albanians stowing away on lorries bound for Britain.
Holger Jureczko from Germany’s border police told Cuxhavener Nachrichten young men had “repeatedly” tried to scale security fences to reach trucks being loaded onto freighters.
Last year some 66,000 Albanians asked for asylum in EU countries in search of better living standards and jobs, most of them in Germany, which has also deported a few thousand of them.