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    Most fleeing to Europe are ‘not refugees’, EU official says

    I have seen though this fraud from the start...

    More than half of those fleeing to Europe from the Middle East and Africa are economic migrants and not asylum seekers fleeing the horrors of war in Iraq or Syria, according to first vice-president of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans.
    Quoting what he said were new, unpublished, figures from the EU border agency, Frontex, Mr Timmermans said: “More than half of the people now coming to Europe come from countries where you can assume they have no reason whatsoever to ask for refugee status … more than half, 60 percent.”
    Those 60 percent were predominantly from north Africa, mainly Moroccans or Tunisians who were leaving their own countries for “economic reasons” and attempting to travel to Europe through Turkey, the former Netherlands foreign minister told the Dutch national broadcaster, NOS.
    If the figures used by Mr Timmermans are correct, they could change the complexion of the political debate over how many migrants EU countries are expected to resettle, though there remains the problem that any migrant who reaches European soil is difficult to repatriate.
    Acknowledging this, the only immediate option, Mr Timmermans said, was to return economic migrants to their countries of origin as quickly as possible in order to maintain support for refugee relief – in other words, for people genuinely fleeing war.
    Six EU member states, including Germany and Austria, have already reinstated temporary border controls for up to six months, and on Monday the European Commission was asked to prepare measures to allow member states to prolong temporary controls for up to two years.
    However, Mr Timmermans – who warned before Christmas that he was concerned about the future of the European Union – rejected border closures, even temporary ones, as “an enormous risk”.
    “There is no proof that bringing back border controls will help to ease the situation in terms of reducing the number of refugees”, he warned. “And the reality is that it could do substantial economic damage.”
    The influx of migrants has led to concerns in the Netherlands that they could conceal the arrival of Islamist militants intent on attacking soft targets.
    The national police said yesterday that heavily armed officers would soon be able, in particular circumstances, to patrol city streets and places such as shopping centres and railway stations carrying submachine guns – a first in Dutch policing history.
    It’s understood that some of these officers are part of the security detail protecting the former maritime museum in Amsterdam, the location of a series of top-level meetings during the Netherlands’ six-month EU presidency, the first of them yesterday.
    “People may be shocked to see these officers, but the aim is to make the country safer for everyone”, a police spokesman said. “We live in different times.”


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    Ya think?

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    Stunner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    “We live in different times.”

    Unfortunately we do, and unfortunately our descendants will live in a different world than if this influx of barbarians had never occurred.

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    The sky is blue.
    When the sun goes down it get's dark.

    Deep shit man

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    It's the US controlled EU that's created these problems.
    Fuck the US and EU off and restore sensible border controls.

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    If it wasn't bad enough having a huge border free zone inside Europe , we found out there was no borders around the edges either !

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    Goddamn Foreigners....

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    It took an EU official all this time to find this out, whereas most EU citizens knew this ages ago.

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    Refugees fearing for their lives wouldn't camp out in France at the entrance to Eurostar hoping to get into the UK.

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    The Calais Jungle Refugees are in a very strange situation, they are not allowed to quit EU soil, there is no law so far regarding this, about entering EU, yep, there are laws...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dapper View Post
    It's the US controlled EU that's created these problems.
    Fuck the US and EU off and restore sensible border controls.
    To be honest I'm not familiar with the workings of the EU.
    Can you explain how The U.S. controls it.

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    Google's your friend mate

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    ^ Google have decided to donate money to the U.K. Inland revenue fund.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dapper View Post
    Google's your friend mate
    No, if you make a statement like that back it up with an explanation.
    that, 'google's your friend' crap is a cop out.
    I could make any random statement and when queried say 'Google's your friend'.
    I've never heard anyone propose anything like you suggest so back it up, explain yourself.

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    Way to go Merkel and Europe.

    Slow form of suicide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Heart
    Way to go Merkel and Europe. Slow form of suicide.
    Please try to post from a position of knowledge and understanding. Inflammatory and unfounded prejudice is unhelpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chassamui View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Black Heart
    Way to go Merkel and Europe. Slow form of suicide.
    Please try to post from a position of knowledge and understanding. Inflammatory and unfounded prejudice is unhelpful.
    Hardly unfounded considering recent events.

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