“We have seen some increases at the Greek/Turkish land borders,” acknowledged Avramopoulos, although he added that “I have an open number to ministers in Greece and Turkey… the situation is under control.”
Yeah, sure it is.
“We are against building fences, on the contrary, we are in favour of building bridges with neighbouring countries.”
And they’re in favor of building bridges with you, Dimitris, bridges to Islam: “Such bridges are really just proselytizing mechanisms to convert them to Islam, not an attempt to engage in genuine dialogue: “The chasm between Islam and Jahiliyyah [the society of unbelievers] is great, and a bridge is not to be built across it so that the people on the two sides may mix with each other, but only so that the people of Jahiliyyah may come over to Islam.” — Sayyid Qutb, Milestones, chapter 10.
“The EU will never be a fortress. Migration will stay not only in Europe and the world for the decades to come, and we have to be well prepared.”
Migration will stay not only in Europe but in the world at large? Is that what you’re trying to say, Dimitris? Where is the mass Christian migration into Saudi Arabia? Pakistan? Indonesia? Mass migration seems to be almost exclusively that of Muslims into Europe and North America, some of whom have proven to be jihadis: all of the jihadis who murdered 130 people in Paris in November 2015 had just entered Europe as refugees. In response to this, however, the EU will never become a fortress, which means that the EU will not survive.
“EU still seeking June deal on refugee plan, says bloc’s migration chief,” by Benjamin Fox, EURACTIV.com, May 16, 2018 (thanks to Peter):
The EU is still hoping to convince Hungary and Poland to sign up to an elusive agreement on migration and refugee resettlement, the bloc’s Migration commissioner said on Wednesday (16 May).
Dimitris Avramopoulos was speaking as he unveiled an overhaul of the Visa Information Service database containing information on people applying for Schengen visas….
Avramopoulos said he was “trying to convince the last remaining ones to join our comprehensive migration policy”, which he described as “the only pragmatic answer to a real problem we are confronted with.”
“There are three or four countries that have different ideas”, he added.
The Commission has earmarked €35 billion for border and migration control in its proposed seven-year budget framework covering 2021-2027, a near threefold increase on current spending….
The International Organisation for Migration data (IOM) reported that almost 19,000 people arrived in Europe between January and April this year compared to around 44,600 in 2017. Those figures compare with over 870,000 arrivals in 2015, at the height of the crisis.
However, almost 3,000 people entered Greece via the Turkish border last month, most of them coming from war-ravaged Syria and Iraq, marking a slight monthly increase.
“We have seen some increases at the Greek/Turkish land borders,” acknowledged Avramopoulos, although he added that “I have an open number to ministers in Greece and Turkey… the situation is under control.”…
“We are against building fences, on the contrary, we are in favour of building bridges with neighbouring countries,” he said.
“The EU will never be a fortress. Migration will stay not only in Europe and the world for the decades to come, and we have to be well prepared. No country can manage this situation alone.”