A greater sense of solidarity among all EU member states is needed because Italy, and to a certain extent Spain and Greece bear the main brunt because of their location, says Keith Best, former Vice Chair, European Council on Refugees & Exiles.
Germany is likely to see more terrorist attacks conducted by Islamist jihadists, the country’s domestic intelligence chief has said while presenting an annual report which analyses threats to the state from all forms of extremism.
Italy’s threat to close its ports for rescue vessels in the Mediterranean is nothing but a call for help addressed to the EU from the country, struggling with the influx of migrants, Sarah Adeyinka, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) cultural mediator, told RT.
Failed Afghan asylum seekers in Germany could be ferried back to Afghanistan beginning next week, according to reports in the German media. Deportations to the country were paused following a deadly suicide bombing in Kabul last month.
A regional leader of Germany’s right-wing AfD (Alternative for Germany) party remains unmoved and has reiterated his ‘Germany for Germans’ call, previously leaked from a party chat, local media report.