Refugees in the UNITED Europe?

Posted July 31, 2017 on 4:52 pm | In the category Uncategorized | by Mackenzie Brothers

Okay that is the title of the supposed union of European countries that should work together to form something approaching a United State of Europe. There is no doubt that the influx of refugees from the war-torn Middle East, not to mention South-Sahara Africa, has resulted in the display of the most discouraging lack of unity in the decades-long history of the EU. Here are the official EU statistics on the number of refugees accepted in 2015 and 2016 by various key pieces of this perplexing puzzle.

Germany Р1,200,000 РGermany is the biggest country in the EU; France is the second-largest and has accepted about one-seventh of the number in Germany
Italy – 206,500. Another 90,000 have already arrived in 2017 and it is estimated that another 200,000 are scattered around in Italy.
Sweden -191,240
Austria – 130,415
Denmark 27, 115.
Poland – 24,495
Ireland – 5,520
Czech Republic – 2,990
Slovakia 475

Not included are the statistics for the now remote off-shore land ironically called the United Kingdom, which voted to remove itself from the United Europe, though they clearly didn’t mean to. (But that’s a story for another day.)
The statistics speak for themselves with regard to the currently disunited and arguably disintegrating EU. The only bright spot on the horizon. As long as Trump is in power, the EU countries are going to show an increasing desire to huddle under some kind of umbrella in face of the endless rain.



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  1. What’s missing? Hungary and Greece. The Latter’s numbers would be mostly in transit, but Hungary is an interesting tale. Not a very pretty one though.

    And of course we are not discussing the USA in this posting, which is just as well for those of us thoroughly disgusted with our current administration.

    This long term issue will play out and Germany may indeed be the winner in the end if they can assimilate their refugees in a useful way. And beef up a labor force that needs new bodies.

    As for Canada, they are accepting refugees fleeing the US …then did that begin to happen? Right around when we inaugurated our current President. There is a reckoning coming….

    Comment by Jeff — August 3, 2017 #

  2. When did Canada start taking refugees from the US? Are you counting the thousands of young lads who crossed the border in order to not have to fight in Viet Nam, eventually enhancing the quality of Canadian life as a result? If not, we can start with the throngs who have crossed the border in 2017, several hundred in the snows of Manitoba this winter and now many thousands in Quebec resulting in the necessity of opening the Olympic Stadium to receive them. About two-thirds of the current push are Haitians, however, and fleeing the US because they fear the Trump administration will soon revoke their long-held but temporary visas, and deport them to Haiti.
    However, the Canadian government has made it clear that they will not be allowed to stay in Canada if they cross the border illegally, as most are now doing, though they will be given the opportunity to apply for refugee status. Many, it is predicted, will not succeed in getting such status as Haiti is no longer considered a dangerous country, and they will have to leave Canada. There is no chance that the Trump administration will try to stop them from leaving for Canada, as they are happy to unload that problem on their neighbours. Nice policy if you can live with it.

    Comment by Chester X Frisbee — August 7, 2017 #

  3. Live with it? Ha! It’s a policy – it’s our policy. And we can live with it. Whether the Haitians can live with it is up to the ghost of Papa Doc.

    I’m more worried for older Amurcan retirees who wish not to spend their twilight years under the Orangeman. What I see is a refugee camp comprised of hospice tents and memory games. Imagine bilingual dementia and you’ve got the picture. Where is Mordecai Richler when we need him?

    Comment by Jeff — August 8, 2017 #

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