The European Union has decided to take measures against countries that do not co-operate with repatriating migrants who have been denied asylum, according to a German newspaper report published on October 29.
Welt am Sonntag reported that the 28-member bloc agreed to levy visa penalties on such countries, making it more difficult for their citizens to secure a visa to an EU country.
The European Commission confirmed to Welt am Sonntag that the visa threat has already resulted in a deal with Bangladesh, with officials in the country agreeing to comply with standard procedures for repatriations.
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