Wednesday, April 27, 2011

More Cracks in the EU

It isn't only a financial crisis. It is political as well. European Press Review: Is Border Despute a Betrayal of EU Values? - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International
Rome's recent decision to grant temporary residence permits to migrants from North Africa, allowing them to travel within the Schengen area, has pushed Paris to restore border controls with Italy to block those attempting to join friends or parents in France, sparking a diplomatic mini-crisis that French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi are trying to defuse.
Good luck with that.

There was one very interesting statement from a French paper (La Tribune) that I found interesting.
The arrival of illegal migrants penalizes the societies that have to absorb them, starting with those immigrants who have already obtained legal status.
So what is the European position on illegals entering the US I wonder.


DirtCrashr said...

Socialist Italifornia wants cheap workers but Sherrifff LeAparo in Francizonia has put up a wall - maybe they should settle the border dispute the traditional European way, with artillery!

Zendo Deb said...

It is surly a sign of the Apocalypse that I actually agree with the French on this one.