21 Feb 2018 22:21

Germany deports 65 Georgian citizens to homeland for breaching EU visa-free rules

TBILISI. Feb 21 (Interfax) - Over 60 Georgian citizens were expelled from Germany to the homeland on Tuesday, Georgian media reported on Wednesday.

Sixty-five Georgian citizens, who have violated the visa-free rules in the European Union, were deported to Georgia from Germany as part of recent round of readmission, the Georgian Consulate to Germany said, according to media reports.

Readmission did not spread on Georgian citizens, who have recently stayed in the North Rhine-Westphalia and Baden-Wurtemberg Federal States.

Those Georgian citizens, who arrived in Germany even before visa-free travel with the Schengen countries was put in place, are presumably among those deported, the Georgian Rustavi-2 television channel reported.

Georgian citizens having spouses, who are German nationals, and whose children were born during their residency in Germany are also among them, according to the TV channel.

One of the Georgian citizens deported on Tuesday wrote on his account in the social network that he lived in Germany with his family over the past two years, the TV channel reported. Police came to his home at 6 a.m. and without any explanations convoyed them directly to the airport to expel them from that country, he said.

According to Georgians living in Germany, over 500 Georgian citizens could probably be deported from that country in the next few days, because courts are considering their cases in the accelerated fashion, Rustavi-2 reported.