Relocating the migrants would “lead down the road to hell!”
(Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis)
Invasion of Europe news….
This is an update of yesterday’s post about Italy telling other EU countries that they needed to step-up and take in 50 each of the 450 African and Middle Eastern migrants rescued by two Frontex vessels over the weekend.
So far now, five countries have agreed to take 50 each (mostly men): Germany, France, Malta, Spain and Portugal. So who will get the remaining 200?
From the BBC:
Italy allows migrants to land in Sicily
Italy will allow 450 migrants who were picked up from an overcrowded boat on Saturday to disembark in Sicily.
The decision was taken after Italy said that France, Germany, Malta, Portugal and Spain had each agreed to take 50 migrants.
Malta and Italy had earlier each insisted that the other country should allow the boat to dock.
Italy’s new government has toughened its policies in an effort to stem the flow of arrivals on its shores.
Of the 450, only 57 are women and children!
So far, only women and children, 57 people in all, have been allowed to land in the Sicilian port of Pozzallo.
The migrants were rescued from a boat in the Mediterranean by two vessels of the EU’s Frontex mission, but Italy was unwilling to allow them to land at its ports.
France and Malta said on Saturday they would take 50 each, with Germany, Spain and Portugal making a similar pledge on Sunday.
But Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis dismissed the request, saying relocating the migrants would “lead down the road to hell”.
Babis is exactly right—so what will happen with the hundreds that arrive tomorrow, the next day, the next week …..?
Libya: Once your rescue ships have picked them up, they are all yours!
And Libya restated its refusal to take in anyone from the ship.
“No, we will not accept any illegal migrants after they are rescued by rescue ships,” a coast guard spokesman told Reuters news agency.
See more about the ‘Invasion of Europe’ by clicking here. Hillary played a huge role in creating Libya as the launch pad for the the invasion.