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I see Greece's borders with Europe are to be closed

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Lascarina, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    Just that. And what will be the result?
  2. badpower

    badpower Occasional commenter

    The end of the European Union as we know it?
  3. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    This is not a crisis of Greece's making. It feels like panic in the EU loading all the responsibility onto them.
  4. FritzGrade

    FritzGrade Senior commenter

    Containment. It's not confirmed to happen yet.
  5. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    Can we close our borders to Greece?
  6. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    But at monstrous cost to Greece that is already on its uppers.
  7. FritzGrade

    FritzGrade Senior commenter

    It is closed, already.
  8. FritzGrade

    FritzGrade Senior commenter

    It is unclear how any financial impact might be shared, Containment is worth paying for.
  9. Pigtailian

    Pigtailian New commenter

    It all happened too fast. Now it is the responsibility of the EU to house the immigrants, not make them feel unwanted.
  10. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    Angela Merkel openly encouraged migrants to make their way across Europe to Germany, ensuring that many thousands more would subsequently attempt the crossing from Turkey to Greece (and some die in the attempt). Is she, therefore, going to offer generous support to Greece, which has had to support incredibly high numbers of migrants?

    I heard a reporter on the BBC this morning refer to Greece as a "poor gatekeeper" to Europe. I wonder if anyone bothered telling the Greeks they were meant to act as "gatekeepers" to Europe and offered them a few bob for a new gate.
  11. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Greece's misfortune to be the obvious point of entry. Combined with what Middlemarch has said about Merkel's initial reaction and subsequent volte-face.

  12. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Lufthansa could have picked up migrants directly from Syria and avoided the people having to trek to Germany. Or is this eugenics in action.
    Lascarina and Middlemarch like this.
  13. silvaran

    silvaran Occasional commenter

    You are talking in the past tense as if the crisis is over. It will soon be Spring and the complex multi sided war is going on unabated with little international co-ordination to bring it to an end.
    Anyone know what the plan is when there may be five times as many migrants heading for Europe once this winter is over?
  14. silvaran

    silvaran Occasional commenter

    So could British Airways who could have brought them to Britain to avoid any eugenics in action. Britain's response seems to be is to leave them there to be murdered by Assad, the rebels or Daesh.
  15. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    Britain is the second biggest donor of aid to Syrian refugees after the USA.
  16. cariadwch

    cariadwch Established commenter

    That is right, but the £1 billion donated is a close match to the £1 billion licensed for UK bombs and missiles being provided to our glorious ally Saudi Arabia.
  17. Annarosa1

    Annarosa1 Occasional commenter

    So Greece is expected to cage the migrants on behalf of its creditors? Not very nice. The EU stinks:vote to leave..
  18. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    David Cameron didn't give as wide-ranging an invitation as Angela Merkel. I think he said that we would take in Syrians from Syria.

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