Thursday, May 11, 2017

HUNGARY AND SLOVAKIA TAKING EU MIGRANT POLICY TO COURT

The EU is limping from crisis to crisis. A currency and an economy under fire, an expensive migration crisis that puts pressure on open borders policy, the rights of women violated by Islamic rape culture, now almost daily terror attacks and globalists who vow to salvage their broke ideology of destroying the grassroots national democracy in favor of globalist power blocs. 

UPDATE: Hungary and Slovakia have filed a joint case against the EU’s refugee quota scheme. The case, filed with the European Court of Justice today, aims to challenge the EU’s decision to distribute migrants among member states, forcing them to take in an EU-defined quota of people. Hungary’s Justice Minister, Laszlo Trocsanyi, said: “The decision to assign quotas sends the wrong signal to potential migrants: ‘Go ahead and come to Europe, we will handle the distribution.'” “Secondly, it’s not effective. These people want to go to very specific countries, not countries like Romania, Bulgaria or Hungary. Those who were sent to Latvia were back in Germany in just two days,” he added. Trocsanyi told German newspaper, Die Welt, that the EU’s deportation policy is a shambles which has caused more problems for Europe as deporting migrants back to their home countries is “mostly not possible.” Hungary’s solution is for a new, Europe-wide solution which would see the EU’s deportation agency, Frontex, given more power and resources “in order to organise flights and bring back migrants to their home countries if they don’t qualify for protection.” Resistance to EU dominance continues to spread across Europe. (Source)






May 2, 2017


SICILIAN PROSECUTOR: NGOs COLLUDING IN TRAFFICKING 


The unprecedented migrant crisis in the Mediterranean has sparked the invention of several NGOs, who have launched their own rescue ships. Yet critics in Italy have denounced their invention as a racket that must be stopped. Sicilian prosecutor Carmelo Zuccaro claimed to have “evidence that there are direct contacts between certain NGOs and people traffickers in Libya”. Mr Zuccaro's remarks come just days after Italy's parliament approved a measure to speed up asylum proceedings for migrants processed in Italy. Minister of Justice Andrea Orlando, refuted the debate and said: “It is not appropriate to make up a story saying (aid organisations) working in the Mediterranean are colluding with people smugglers because that is a lie. “I hope the Catania prosecutor's office will let its investigations speak for it because I think it's the best way to clarify things quickly.” But not long afterwards, the Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano contradicted Orlando, and said that he “agreed 100 per cent” with the allegations Zuccaro made. Mr Alfano continued: “I am 100 percent in agreement with prosecutor Zuccaro, as he asked a real question. “Those who become indignant at the drop of a hat are hypocrites.” (More)

For more information on this subject check with the Gefira Foundation @GefiraFundation. Scroll down for the video, showing Gefira monitoring movements of ships owned by aid organizations. 




April 22, 2017


WHEN RESCUE BECOMES A FERRY SERVICE


Something very strange is happening in the Mediterranean this spring (...) All is not as it seems. Right under the noses of the Italian authorities and the EU border agency, Frontex, a charitable 'ferry service' has been launched, with shiny new boats and sympathetic staff allegedly colluding with the people smugglers controlling the migrant trade. A ferry service from Libya to Italy — direct — provided by private NGO 'rescue boats' which have about as much to do with rescue as I have with diplomacy. The Italian Parliament is aware of this apparent collusion. At a hearing in March its President Laura Ravetto raised a question about the 'excessive collaboration' between NGOs and migrant smugglers. She said the allegation of apparent collusion had been raised in two internal reports by Frontex. One of the reports said immigrants leaving North Africa had been given information in advance the route to follow to be picked up by a NGO boats. The other report said there was a recorded case of criminal gangs taking migrants directly to an NGO boat. (More)
Here's a great tool to keep a check on the migration flows to Europe. Read also the report on Dec. 5, 2016 (scroll down).





March 19, 2017

 TURKEY HAS THE EU OVER A BARREL


A year to the day after it was signed off amid much fanfare the EU-Turkey deal on migrants is in peril, with pressure growing from inside and out. While the statistics show a resounding success, the EU is now effectively held “over a barrel” according to critics, with President Racep Erdogan clashing with member states and Brussels chiefs on domestic as well as international issues. Critics have long feared the deal gives Turkey far too much political power over the EU, acting as an effective Sword of Damocles over eurocrats’ heads. (...) Ukip MEP Jane Collins said the agreement had been a political disaster for Brussels and has left it totally powerless to challenge President Erdogan on his repeated human rights breaches. She told Express.co.uk: “Turkey has the EU over a barrel over this issue of migration because the EU is a magnet for illegal migration from Africa and the Middle East. (...)

She added: “There needs to be a strong message sent out that we will be turning back boats from whence they came, that we will not be permitting huge numbers of migrants travelling from Turkey into EU countries in order to travel through to other richer countries.” The Socialist and Democrats (S&D) group in the EU parliament, led by the Italian MEP Gianni Pitella, is calling on Brussels to “freeze” the accession talks with Ankara saying it is not suitable for EU membership. But such a move would almost certainly kill off the migrant pact and Manfred Weber, chairman of the centre-right EPP grouping, said it should be kept in place. (More)

Background

Four days prior to the Dutch general elections a serious diplomatic spat broke out between the Netherlands and Turkey over the demand by Turkey to campaign in the Netherlands for yet another Erdogan power grab. After the Governments were unable to negotiate terms and Erdogan called the Dutch Government 'Nazi remnants' the Dutch liberal PM decided to take a stand. (More)

Once more the Erdogan regime is threatening to use the one year old refugee deal as leverage to do the Turkish bidding. Moreover the news broke last week that a year ago, as part of the EU deal with Turkey, the Dutch PM Rutte as chairman of the European Council, the German chancellor Merkel and then Turkish PM Davutoglu made a secret arrangement: Germany and the Netherlands would take 150-250,000 refugees off Turkey's hands.

The idea was that Merkel and Rutte would persuade other member states to accept 'their fair share' of this contingent of refugees. For good reasons, this never happened. The Germans and the Dutch are still on the books to absorb these 150-250,000 migrants...a year! The Turks are so angry, they are now threatening to blow up the entire deal. Moreover, the Turks say the EU never forked over the 6 billion euros it would pay for the upkeep of refugees in Turkey.




To historical archive




Dec 3, 2016 For two months, using marinetraffic.com, Gefira monitored movements of ships owned by NGOs. More information.



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