For the first time since the migration crisis began, Spain has received more than 10,000 immigrants during one month, as reported by the International Organization for Migration. By comparison, only around 1,000 migrants arrived in Italy, which had been the most popular destination for immigrants until now.
A total of 100,000 immigrants have arrived in Europe by the Mediterranean Sea so far this year. Almost half of them ended up in Spain, which is more than in 2015, 2016 and 2017 combined. An overall number of immigrants trying to reach Spain by sea is constantly growing.
However, if compared with the previous years, the total number of arrivals in Europe from Africa in 2018 is significantly lower. For example in 2016 over the same period, nearly 350,000 immigrants arrived.
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Over 85 percent of Czechs still fear refugees and Islam
Two-thirds of Czechs fear refugees who may settle in the Czech Republic. Eighty-six percent of them are afraid that with refugees coming to their country, Islam would spread and expand.
88% of Czechs don’t want Muslims as relatives
Only 12 percent of Czechs would accept Muslims as their relatives, which is the second lowest number across Europe after Armenia, a series of surveys conducted by Pew Research Center show. The vast majority of the respondents in the Czech Republic also said it is important for citizens to speak their language.
Let’s talk about foreigners, not just illegal migrants
The debate on migration is often wrongly narrowed down only to the flows of illegal migrants. However, we should also focus on some controversial cases related to legal foreigners, which amount to more than half a million cases in the Czech Republic.
Italy to close airports to planes carrying migrants
Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini warned there would be “no airport available” for any flights transporting migrants. “We will close the airports as we closed the ports,“ he said.
Babiš: We won’t be accepting migrants, not even orphans
Prime Minister Babiš rejected any possibility of accepting migrants from Syria, not even underaged orphans.
Former President Vaclav Klaus sharply criticizes Merkel
Angela Merkel regards opinions of ordinary people as right-wing radicalism, which is an insult to millions of Germans.
The migration period has begun
Even though we pretend that nothing is happening, we find ourselves in a similar situation as the Roman civilization after reaching its peak. The Migration Period has begun and our civilization is in danger of falling. In Saxony and Sweden, our destiny will be decided.
Sweden is divided, anti-immigrant rhetoric paid off
Eurosceptic party Sweden Democrats ended up third, proving that migration is still resonating.
Babis: We need a strong Europe
Czech PM believes that the next European elections will prove what the silent majority actually thinks about illegal migration.
Czechs are more afraid of migrants than in other countries
A study finds that the biggest problem Czechs have with migration is gypsies, not Muslims.
European policy trap
Political contradictions point to a fundamental dilemma – how to remain compassionate and not change Europe and new Africa at the same time.
Frontex: More intensive expulsion of migrants is a necessity
According to FRONTEX chief Fabrice Leggeri, the EU cannot get rid of illegal immigrants. He says more intensive expulsion is a necessity, otherwise the problem with migration cannot be solved.