Editor’s note: Thanks to reader ‘Pungentpeppers’ for pulling together some important information for us in this guest post. Syrian and Palestinian refugees in Cyprus say that they are “at a breaking point”. You might remember hearing about them. In September, 337 of them were headed – illegally – to Italy when their boat broke … Continue reading Syrians in Cyprus: How These People Operate!
Why? Because they hadn’t been brought to Italy! These are not ‘asylum seekers,’ they are ‘asylum shoppers’ wanting to get to the best countries offering ‘services.’ From AFP at the Daily Star: LIMASSOL, Cyprus: Hundreds of mostly Syrian refugees rescued by a cruise liner in the Mediterranean disembarked in Cyprus on Friday, after hours of … Continue reading Cyprus: Syrian refugees rescued by cruise ship refuse to disembark
Invasion of Europe…. They sure aren’t going to endear themselves to the citizens of Cyprus or anywhere else in the European Union if they arrive by the thousands and demand “rights.” From the Cyprus Mail: MORE than 200 Syrian refugees marched to the Interior Ministry on Friday, protesting the treatment they receive from the … Continue reading Syrian refugees demand “rights” in Cyprus
No farm work for these ‘asylum seekers’ or they will kill themselves! Sheesh, do you believe this one! From Cyprus Mail (hat tip: ‘pungentpeppers’): AS THEY enter day 52 of their hunger strike and the fourth day without water, Iranian political refugees who are camped outside the Interior Ministry asking to be granted citizenship or … Continue reading Cyprus: Iranian hunger-strikers demand good jobs
“If we don’t get a deal by the summer we will lose credibility vis-à-vis public opinion and we cannot afford that because it would fuel support for populist and extremist parties across the country.” (Unnamed diplomat from a frontline country) Politico Europe is reporting that the European Union is working to get in place … Continue reading EU trying (in vain?) to get new agreement on migrant redistribution in Europe; fear increase in populism