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Ministers demand Athens stem flow of illegal immigrants | News | DW.DE | 08.03.2012

Seven countries that receive the bulk of EU asylum applications have called on Athens to do more to stop illegal immigrants from entering through Greece, with some threatening to reintroduce border controls.

Germanyand Austria said Thursday that they could reintroduce border controls if Athens fails to take stronger action to keep illegal immigrants from entering the European Union through Greece.

German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich told reporters in Brussels that this was one option that was being considered.

"The question is still open on what happens when a country is not in a position to sufficiently safeguard its borders, as we are currently experiencing with Greece," Friedrich said following a meeting with his counterparts from six other EU countries.

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Thu Mar 8th, 2012 at 11:29:31 AM EST
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The EU border force should be paid for at EU level. Germany is basically getting border control for nothing

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Mar 9th, 2012 at 03:23:38 AM EST
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They'll throw Greece out of the Euro and out of Schengen, and they will keep Romania and Bulgaria out of both, and they will maintain a nice Balkan backwater region within the EU.

There are three stories about the euro crisis: the Republican story, the German story, and the truth. -- Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Mar 9th, 2012 at 04:41:02 AM EST
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Friedrich continues in his attempts to whip up xenophobia and ride the waves. This after he 'revealed' the results of a study of immigrants his ministry commissioned in the Bild rag, only to be found quoting it out of context to paint the devil of the Muslim Menace on the wall.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Mar 9th, 2012 at 04:28:04 AM EST
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I like the Austrin ministers response.

Again with the homework insult!

I'm not European but the next time I get into a squabble with someone from Europe, I am going to tell them that they are very bad at doing homework. This appears to be an oft-invoked insult that's useful on almost any occasion.

by Upstate NY on Fri Mar 9th, 2012 at 02:22:45 PM EST
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