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    Italy may give EU visas to 200,000 migrants and send north | Daily Mail Online

    coming to a country near you soon.

    Italy plots 'nuclear option' to migrant crisis by giving EU visas to 200,000 incomers and sending them north as the country struggles with 'human warehouse'
    European Council Directive 2001/55 was developed after the Balkans conflict to give temporary European entry permits to a large number of displaced people
    Now some Italian officials say that they may use it to issue visas to migrants
    The country is struggling to absorb the numbers seeking refuge on its shores
    More than 86,000 migrants have crossed the Mediterranean to Italy this year
    Good to see the EU is in control

    Italy has previously called on its EU neighbours to help with the escalating humanitarian crisis but it has been disappointed by their lack of action.
    ...........
    'Italians have lost any hope of getting help from the EU and may say, 'If you won't make it a common challenge, we will.'


    Mario Giro, the deputy foreign minister, and Luigi Manconi, a senator with the ruling Democratic Party, told The Times that issuing migrants with temporary visas was under discussion.

    Mr Giro believes that Italy can exploit European Council Directive 2001/55, developed after the Balkans conflict to give temporary European entry permits to a large number of displaced people.

    If Italy does pursue this course of action, support for the Schengen scheme, which allows all EU citizens to travel freely across the Continent, may be in jeopardy.



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    Italy's visa would not work with current UK borders, so UK is totally fine, why worry?

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    I thought this thread was going to be about the UK joining the EU...
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    Quote Originally Posted by vetran View Post
    Italy may give EU visas to 200,000 migrants and send north | Daily Mail Online

    coming to a country near you soon.



    Good to see the EU is in control






    Intriguing, I wonder if this is related?

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...der-with-italy

    Austria has announced it is ready to use soldiers and tanks to stop migrants crossing its border with Italy, as Brussels urged Europe to help Italian authorities manage an “unprecedented” arrival of people from north Africa.


    It seems one of the four pillars of the EU, freedom of movement won't see the year out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post
    Italy's visa would not work with current UK borders, so UK is totally fine, why worry?
    Italy has previously called on its EU neighbours to help with the escalating humanitarian crisis but it has been disappointed by their lack of action.
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    this bit is telling.

    Also you know there are camps by Calais & Gare de Nord filled with economic migrants that have crossed the EU and are willing to throw themselves onto lorries to get here.

    Also once the tulip hits the fan the EU will be only too happy to bend the rules to save themselves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WTFH View Post
    I thought this thread was going to be about the UK joining the EU...
    I thought it would be about Turkey joining the EU.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by vetran View Post
    Italy may give EU visas to 200,000 migrants and send north | Daily Mail Online

    coming to a country near you soon.

    Good to see the EU is in control

    So the DM is misleading its thick readers again. It is NOT an EU visa, it is a Schengen visa. The UK is not part of the scheme.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy View Post
    It is NOT an EU visa, it is a Schengen visa. The UK is not part of the scheme.
    I am sure that the huge mass of economic refugees that arrive at the channel ports will bear in mind that we are not in fact part of the Schengen agreement and act accordingly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaunbhoy View Post
    I am sure that the huge mass of economic refugees that arrive at the channel ports will bear in mind that we are not in fact part of the Schengen agreement and act accordingly.

    That is stupid even for you. Been on the scrumpy tonight?
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    Quote Originally Posted by shaunbhoy View Post
    I am sure that the huge mass of economic refugees that arrive at the channel ports will bear in mind that we are not in fact part of the Schengen agreement and act accordingly.

    They would not be allowed to board transport going to UK since they don't have UK visa...

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