Monday, September 7, 2015

European Migration News

Some stories about the migration into Europe, and some tangential items:

From Channel NewsAsia, the Hungarian prime minister states that quotas on how many immigrants each European country must accept are meaningless as long as the EU's "outer borders" are not secure.

From Vice News, the Hungarian PM also says that since the migrants are not staying in the first EU country they reach, they should be seen as immigrants, not refugees.

From CNN, Germany and Austria say that they "can't keep up".

From The Telegraph, the French president tells the U.K. prime minister if you want reform, take care of some refugees.

From CP24, migrants on the Greek island of Lesbos face tensions and cause them, too.

From Ekathimerini, Cyprus offers to take in 300 preferably Christian refugees.

From The Austrian, an Australian bishop say that Christian refugees "should go to front of queue".

From The Last Refuge, an English translation of an article in Niezależna describing the behavior of migrants at the Italian-Austrian border, as witnessed by a Polish traveler.  Ostrzeżenie: to nie ładne.  (Warning: it ain't pretty.)

From Reuters, the United States has asked Greece to deny their airspace to Russian flights to Syria.  (From what I know about the geography of southeastern Europe and the eastern Mediterranean area, I don't really see why Russia would need to overfly Greece on the way to Syria, unless Turkey has already closed their airspace to them.)

And from DEBKAfile, a Russian submarine armed with an arsenal of nuclear weapons is heading for Syria.

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