Thursday 8 December 2016

Europe in danger of failing on all fronts

Published 18/09/2015 | 02:30

Two Hungarian riot policemen escort a migrant woman and her child in Roszke, Hungary, yesterday. Serbia has condemned Hungary’s use of water cannon and tear gas against migrants on their border
Two Hungarian riot policemen escort a migrant woman and her child in Roszke, Hungary, yesterday. Serbia has condemned Hungary’s use of water cannon and tear gas against migrants on their border

Europe's leaders, including our own, have become passive armchair observers in the refugee crisis engulfing their borders.

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The scenes we are witnessing in Hungary, where water cannon and tear gas have been turned on desperate people, challenge every value that the EU is supposed to stand for.

Now Croatia is being stretched to the point of calling in the army. A fortress Europe mentality is taking hold.

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