The new Italian government sure didn’t cover themselves with glory on this one. The ship has landed in Spain to Spain’s credit.
And we are not doing much better here in the United States. Maybe Spain can teach the world a lesson in courtesy and Humanity.
Cartoonist from Netherlands often blame against Italy . Maybe they are misinformed and this is not good . How many immigrants Holland took in the last years?It’s easy to speak but very difficult to know the truth .
Renatus, we are not exactly impressed by the result of your last election and what it may mean for the EU. While it is true that the overall handling of the refugees by the EU has not been fairly distributed, nonetheless the response of your new government to the Aquarius was really bad PR. The bottom line is that the EU needs to get its act together—-and you can believe that there are a lot of US citizens that want to see the EU become a stronger force in the world, particularly since the US has so badly dropped the ball by electing Trump.
Matteo Renzi: A message for Italian populists
“In November 2015, the European summit held at Valletta in Malta came up with a workable strategy to respond to immigration. But the egoism of the individual states meant this came to nothing. We must change Europe’s landing rules, which continue to be based on the old, now obsolete 2003 “Dublin regulation,” which states that the country where asylum seekers first arrive is the country responsible for registering their applications. Instead, we must declare that the issue of immigration cannot be left to a single member state.
It is plain to see that there is tough work to be done: culturally, above all, but also politically, in the months between now and the 2019 European Parliament elections. The populists want to destroy Europe; our role must be to change it. The populists want to halt the flow of immigrants; we must manage it. The populists bet on rabble-rousing; we bet on meaningful politics."