There is a lot happening in the ‘Invasion of Europe’ and really too much to post it all here, but this morning here (below) are several stories making the news. Western Balkans.
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First, from the UN News Centre refugees are streaming into the Western Balkans (emphasis below is mine):
12 June 2015 – Southern Europe’s migrant and refugee crisis has reached the Western Balkans where an increasing number of asylum-seekers are using the region’s migration routes to flee their home countries, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) has confirmed.
Addressing a press conference in Geneva earlier today, UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards told reporters of a dramatic uptick in the number of men, women and children using the so-called ‘Western Balkans route’ as they seek to reach Western Europe.Many are also registering for asylum in the Western Balkans – a region which has seen a four-fold increase in the number of asylum-seekers since 2012. In 2015, Mr. Edwards added, Serbia alone has seen over 22,000 asylum claims lodged in the first four months of the year.
As migrants and refugees – many of whom originate from refugee-producing countries such as Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Eritrea, and Somalia [mostly Muslim countries by the way—ed]– course across mountain paths and train tracks in order to pierce through the Western Balkans’ borders, they remain dangerously vulnerable to violence, abuse and accidents. According to UNHCR, many have been also moving through the region irregularly with the help of smugglers, only adding to the dangers to which they are exposed.
Overall, the UN’s official figures show that as of 8 June a total of 103,000 refugees and migrants have arrived in Europe: 54,000 in Italy, 48,000 in Greece, 91 on Malta and 920 in Spain. The latest tally includes around 6,000 migrants and refugees who were disembarked in southern Italy last weekend in a major rescue operation coordinated by the Italian Coast Guard and joined by navy ships deployed by Frontex and from Italy, Germany, Britain, Ireland, and Spain.
Nevertheless, Mr. Edwards warned, a growing number of refugees are accessing Europe via the Western Balkans following a surge in the number of sea arrivals in Greece – the second major front in Southern Europe’s migration crisis.
In Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel has promised more money to beleaguered states and cities of Germany struggling to cope with the masses of asylum seekers that in fact the government in Berlin has encouraged by sending out words of “welcoming” to the hordes of largely Muslim migrants flooding into Europe. See Reuters here in a story entitled, ‘As refugees pour into Germany, Berlin doubles funds for states.’
Italy is one of the countries receiving a major hit from the invaders and talks about a plan to distribute them more equitably across Europe seem to be going nowhere. See AFP story entitled, ‘Italy threatens to ‘hurt’ Europe if it gets no help with migrants.’
The Austrian government is going to stop processing asylum claims until other EU countries step up to share the burden. See the Times of Malta story,here, entitled ‘Austria stops processing asylum requests amid EU row.’
Sheesh, just looking around for a few minutes I can see I could go on all morning with news on the invasion.
Readers, if you see any really hot juicy stories today from Europe, please send them my way and I will add them to this list!
Someone who loves Western Civilization should consider writing an entire blog (or a whole book!) on the ‘Invasion and colonization of Europe!’ In the end, it could be an important historic document (especially when the history of Europe could one day be written in Arabic!).
Endnote: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has the only answer for the massive Mediterranean invasion—STOP the boats, but European leaders are spineless (just like American ‘leaders.’).
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