• 21 hours Gold Miners Are Having A Stellar Second Half
  • 2 days How 3D Printing Is Turning Each And Every Industry On Its Head
  • 2 days Is The $3.5 Trillion Healthcare Industry About To Get Much More Transparent?
  • 3 days Gamblers Are Betting Big On Trump’s Impeachment
  • 3 days Even Banks Can't Answer Aramco's Trillion Dollar Question
  • 4 days Will Bezos Buy The Seattle Seahawks?
  • 4 days 6 Tech Trends Transforming The Travel Industry
  • 5 days Ousted Uber CEO Cashes Out $500 Million In Stock
  • 5 days Trump Prepares For Another Key Tariff Decision
  • 5 days The Free Money Bubble Is About To Burst
  • 6 days The Crushing Reality Of Poverty In America
  • 6 days Should You Buy Into The World’s Largest IPO?
  • 6 days The Infinite Possibilities Of Cosmic Energy
  • 7 days Analysts Link Walking To Economic Growth
  • 8 days Will Japan Turn Its Back On The Aramco IPO?
  • 9 days Global Debt Soars To $188 Trillion
  • 9 days The World's Largest Gold Miners Are Getting Creative
  • 10 days Twitter: The Saudi Spy Tool To Bring Down Dissidents
  • 10 days Broad Commodity Funds Don’t Give Enough Exposure To Gold
  • 11 days Here We Go Again: Another Giant Telecoms Mega-Merger
Another Retail Giant Bites The Dust

Another Retail Giant Bites The Dust

Forever 21 filed for Chapter…

Zombie Foreclosures On The Rise In The U.S.

Zombie Foreclosures On The Rise In The U.S.

During the quarter there were…

Is The Bull Market On Its Last Legs?

Is The Bull Market On Its Last Legs?

This aging bull market may…

  1. Home
  2. Markets
  3. Other

Refugees Flooding Italy Surge 80%; Italy Seeks Greek-Style Returns; Proposed Solution in Single Picture

Italy's Interior minister Angelino Alfano warns the refugee "system is at risk of collapse" following an 80 per cent spike in the number of arrivals to Italy across the central Mediterranean Sea in the first quarter of this year compared to 2015.

Alfano fears that Syrians headed for Turkey will inetead head for Libya for an even more hazardous Mediterranean Sea crossing to Italy.

"How many tens of thousands of people can you keep, year after year? Without returns, either you organize real prisons, or it's obvious that the system will collapse," Mr Alfano said. "It doesn't take a prophet to glimpse the future".

Costs are about to soar. Alfano wants to secure new deals with African nations, offering economic aid in exchange for taking back their citizens. Here's a picture that explains everything.


Refugee Crisis in a Single Picture

Refugee Crisis Map
Larger Image

Underlying image: Business Insider, September 2015.

Taking into consideration fences and walls, boat lifts, airlifts, increase security, border checks, prisons, crime, retention centers, and bribes to countries for taking back refugees: what's this going to cost?


Italy Seeks Greek-Style Solution

The Financial Times reports Italy Pleads for Greek-Style Push to Return its Migrants.

In an interview with the FT, Angelino Alfano, Italy's interior minister, says the EU should move to secure deals with African nations, which are the source of the vast majority of migrants arriving in Italy, offering economic aid in exchange for taking back their citizens and preventing new flows.

Mr Alfano's request reflects renewed nervousness in Rome about the migration crisis following an 80 per cent spike in the number of arrivals to Italy across the central Mediterranean Sea in the first quarter of this year compared to 2015.

If that increase holds through the warmer spring and summer months, it would smash the record 170,000 migrants who arrived in Italy in 2014, straining resources and creating a political problem for the centre-left government led by Matteo Renzi.

"If Syrians don't want to stay in Turkey but want to try the trip to Europe, they will go around and try to get here from Libya," Mr Alfano said. "We still don't have any evidence that this is happening, but we are monitoring."

"Irregular [migrants] have to be kept in closed camps from where they cannot escape. So how many tens of thousands of people can you keep, year after year? Without returns, either you organise real prisons, or it's obvious that the system will collapse," Mr Alfano said. "It doesn't take a prophet to glimpse the future".


Cost Analysis

Apparently it does take a prophet because Chancellor Merkel still doesn't get it. And I have yet to see a complete analysis of the cost of these schemes, from anyone.


New and Proposed Processes

  • Greece will return refugees to Turkey
  • On a one-for-one basis, Turkey will take those refugees and send them to Germany.
  • Turkey, (off the record as the EI looks the other way), will send refugees back to Syria in violation of international law.
  • Seeking news ways to get to the EU, Syrian refugees will attempt to get to Italy instead of Greece.
  • Italy will send those refugees back to Turkey where they presumably will be part of the existing one-for-one swap with the coalition of the willing (Germany).
  • Italy will return non-Syrians to Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt after bribing those countries with money.
  • In an effort to spread around the refugees monetary bribes go out to at least 10 countries.

One country stands out in these preposterous scheme. Saudi Arabia, where art thou?

 

Back to homepage

Leave a comment

Leave a comment