Czech President says refugee flood an ‘organized invasion’

Czech President says refugee flood an ‘organized invasion’

The Czech President Miloš Zeman has called the current wave of refugees to Europe “an organized invasion”, saying that young men from Syria and Iraq should instead “take up arms” against Daesh. “I am profoundly convinced that we are facing an organized invasion and not a spontaneous movement of refugees,” said Zeman in his Christmas […]

Paris police to lose free travel

Paris police to lose free travel

Police officers in Paris, France are angry after learning that they will lose their free travel pass – a move which they say will make public transport a less safe place, according to The Connexion. Nearly 30,000 police in the capital and the surrounding suburbs have benefited from free travel since 1949 and the €23million-a-year […]

Merkel brings Palestinian refugee child to tears

Merkel brings Palestinian refugee child to tears

Chancellor Angela Merkel was almost lost for words on Wednesday when a Palestinian girl among a group of schoolchildren she was meeting confronted her about the fact that she and her family were close to being deported from Germany, according to The Local. “It’s really difficult to see that others are really able to enjoy […]

EU Ships to Venture Further Into the Mediterranean

EU Ships to Venture Further Into the Mediterranean

By Patrick Smith, The Fiscal Times A rickety, overcrowded ship sinks in the Mediterranean and the long-festering problem of illegal migrants crossing into southern Europe is suddenly an emergency. The Financial Times calls the human flow into the European Union “one of the most serious challenges now facing the bloc.” That’s saying something given the […]