Busloads of people from Serbia and Macedonia, two countries for which the visa requirement was abolished last December, are seeking asylum in Belgium, Sweden, Germany.
The ethnicity of those people is not the point. The point is that their motivation is purely economic, while asylum is granted on political grounds. Most of these people realise that they will be denied asylum. Then why do they massively apply?
Simply, because they take advantage of the procedure, by being hosted, fed, given some pocket money and basically being assured to spend the winter in better conditions than back home.
I am curious if the national administrations of the wealthy EU countries realise that people arriving by busloads, just as tourists on an all-inclusive package, cannot be asylum-seekers. The conditions offered to asylum seekers may not be perfect, however, for those people, they look like all-inclusive tourism, free of charge.
Well, free of charge for them, because the EU taxpayers we pay for it. And we also pay for the national administrations. So we ask them to do their job properly.