The ‘crisis’ that might never end: Warning that thousands more will head to the EU via Libya after Italy rescues 4,000 people off its coast in just 48 hours
Alarming numbers of immigrants poised to flood into Europe from Libya, European Council president Donald Tusk warned
He admitted EU will not be able to send arrivals back even though most are not genuine refugees
More than 4,000 immigrants were rescued in waters off Italy in just 48 hours
On Tuesday alone, 2,154 immigrants were brought to safety from the Straits of Sicily
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By JOHN STEVENS BRUSSELS CORRESPONDENT FOR THE DAILY MAIL
14 April 2016
Alarming numbers of migrants are poised to flood into Europe from Libya, European Council president Donald Tusk warned yesterday.
He said there will be a repeat of the crisis that has seen more than a million land on the Greek islands unless urgent action is taken.
But the former Polish president admitted the EU will not be able to send arrivals back to the war-torn North African nation even though most are not genuine refugees.
‘Convenient and easy solutions are hard to find in politics, and in this case, they are virtually impossible,’ he said.
‘What we are faced with is a perpetual, tenuous and multi-dimensional effort. In fact, something like a never-ending story.
‘The solutions we are putting into practice are not ideal and will not end our work.’
His comments came after more than 4,000 migrants were rescued in the waters off Italy in just 48 hours.
Mr Tusk, who chaired negotiations last month between the EU and Turkey for a £4.7billion deal to stop people crossing the Aegean to Greek islands, said: ‘We must remember that the Balkan route is not the only one.’ Speaking to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, he said: ‘I have in mind here the Central Mediterranean route.
‘The numbers of would-be migrants in Libya are alarming. This means that we must be prepared to help.’
He added: ‘Since the start of this year, 20,000 irregular migrants have come to Europe via the Central Mediterranean route and the numbers are growing.
‘But no Syrians are among them. They are nationals of African countries such as Nigeria, Somalia, Gambia, the Republic of Guinea and Ivory Coast.
‘We already now have three to five times more African migrants coming through the Central Mediterranean than this time last year.’
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The unelected foreign bureaucrats who control the EU shrug their shoulders and opine that nothing can be done to save the countries of Europe from being overrun by illegal immigrants from Africa and Asia.
How convenient for the like of M Tusk, who want to see Europe continue to be flooded with such criminal invaders, till the countries making up the EU have such disparate populations, with such a low level of culture, they become easy to deprive of the remnants of national sovereignty and parliamentary democracy.
It’s all part of the infamous Coudenhove-Kalergi plan. Meanwhile the foreign bureaucrats and their quisling national puppet leaders, such as David Cameron, continue to propose new measures – provided they know in advance such measures will be at best ineffectual and at worst will make the situation worse.
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