Austrian town claims "flood" of asylum seekers since borders opened
Local politicians in the town of Traiskirchen near Vienna are complaining of a flood of asylum seekers since the opening up of borders under the EU's Schengen agreement. Traiskirchen is home to Austria's largest refugee centre and local officials say the number of people accommodated there has more than doubled since border controls with Austria's eastern neighbours were dropped on December 21st. The interior ministry says the situation is being exaggerated and claims most of those coming into Austria will be sent back to the country where they first applied for asylum.
Kerry Skyring spoke to Roland Schönbauer from the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in Austria and asked him whether there was a link between Schengen and an increase in asylum seekers.