Austrian army’s Chief-of-Staff: “Containing refugee crisis is militarily possible; political will is lacking”
“From a military point of view, the refugee routes across the Mediterranean Sea can be observed very closely. (…) Within the EU, most member-states already have the necessary strategic means, to control the refugee routes across the sea – and to reduce the illegal immigration.”
On the morning of June 15, while the teenager was waiting at a bus stop for the school bus to arrive, a guard by the name of Onur Ö. snuck up on her and started a conversation. The girl, who is named ‘K’ in order to protect her identity, felt intimidated by the man’s words and left for another place to await the bus’ arrival, Turkish daily Hürriyet reports.
Sweden’s Gripen fighter is, together with France’s Dassault Rafale, one of the few fighter aircraft developed unilaterally by a non-superpower. The Gripen E is the latest development of the plane that…
The British think-tank Chatham House has published a report on the future of the European Union, focusing on what it calls the ‘divide’ between the elite and the public. The report is a very curious document. Amongst other things, it claims that the EU “was established in 1957.”
Turkey has received almost €1 billion from the EU meant for the rule of law and democracy, and that’s not the whole picture; between 2007 and this year, Turkey was allocated roughly €4.8 billion, which is more than 40 percent of the EU’s Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance fund’s (IPA) allocations. Of that, €2.68 billion was committed and €2.19 billion paid out. A further €1.65 billion has been allocated since 2014 but has not yet been paid out.
Two 18-year-old Syrian men have been convicted to four years in prison for the rape of a 22-year-old woman in the Danish city of Aalborg this winter. Following their detention, the Arab duo will be expelled from Denmark for good, the court today decided.
“From the first day we worked on the ground on the immigration issue (…) we will not allow anyone to prey on the weakest. And at the same time, we need to listen to the Roman citizens: we cannot allow creating further social tensions. For this I find it impossible, as well as risky, to think of continuing to receive more migrants.”
“To make the victim more pliable, they are said to have beaten her, strangled her and to have kept her mouth shut. The charges are based on the victim’s testimony, but also on DNA-traces of the men found on the woman.”