Vienna refugee conference reaffirms Europe’s closed-border policy - World Socialist Web Site
Rien de neuf, mais la confirmation d’une attitude européenne désespérante pour ne pas dire obscène.
Vienna refugee conference reaffirms Europe’s closed-border policy
By Martin Kreikenbaum
29 September 2016
At the Vienna refugee conference, where 11 countries participated along with European Union (EU) representatives, a decision was adopted to completely seal off the so-called Balkan route so as to prevent, if possible, any refugees from coming to Europe. In addition, repatriation agreements along the lines of the dirty deal with Turkey are to be concluded with North African states, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
The representatives of the EU—Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Greece, Germany and Albania—who came to the meeting were implementing the decisions taken at the EU’s Bratislava summit on 16 September. There, the EU and German government abandoned all pretenses and fully exposed their inhumane refugee policies.