Past Features

September 9, 2015

Europe Comes Apart at the
Seams (Borders)

Agence France-Presse -- September 7, 2015   
Hungary Defence Minister quits amid migration crisis
    The right-wing government headed by Orban responded by instructing the army to erect a controversial razor-wire barrier along its 175-kilometre (110-mile) border with Serbia.
    In addition the army is also building a four-metre high fence, due to be completed by October 31.
    November was the original deadline for the fence's completion when the plan was announced July, but a month later Orban declared the border would be closed by August 31.

Gatestone Institute -- September 9, 2015
Europe's Migration Crisis
"Not Giving Us Like in Germany"
    One migrant was asked why he doesn't want to stay in Hungary. He replied: "[Hungary is] not giving us like in Germany... a house, money..."
    "It's not 150,000 migrants coming that some want to divide according to quotas, it's not 500,000, a figure that I heard in Brussels, it's millions, then tens of millions, because the supply of immigrants is endless." --- Viktor Orbán, Prime Minister of Hungary.

Times of India UK -- September 8, 2015
FAO India Rep. :Recent wave of migration could have disastrous consequences for Europe
    London: UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned that the recent wave of migration could have disastrous consequences for Europe and cause acute food insecurity.
Thomas L. Friedman -- New York Times -- September 9, 2015
Walls, Borders, a Dome and Refugees
    If we're honest, we have only two ways to halt this refugee flood, and we don't want to choose either: build a wall and isolate these regions of disorder, or occupy them with boots on the ground, crush the bad guys and build a new order based on real citizenship, a vast project that would take two generations. We fool ourselves that there is a sustainable, easy third way: just keep taking more refugees or create “no-fly zones” here or there.