Spain joins criticism of European migrant quota proposal

MADRID (AP) — Spain is criticizing a proposed plan that would see more migrants sent its way as part of a package of measures designed to ease pressure on countries dealing with a huge influx of migrants into Europe.

Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo says the plan doesn’t account for Spain’s sky-high jobless rate of nearly 24 percent and the country’s efforts to prevent illegal migration from North Africa via Spain to other European countries.

Garcia-Margallo made the comments Monday in Brussels where officials discussed a naval operation to go after trafficking networks sending migrants across the Mediterranean into Europe.

Britain, France, Estonia, Hungary and Slovakia have already criticized or rejected the quota plan.

Related: EU foreign affairs honcho Frederica Mogherini says must be no step back on migrant quotas


  • guest

    Fine article here: (via Galliawatch)

    Love the Australian “No Way” campaign posters.

    Many fine people among those trying to cross the Med. And they’re all human beings. But fark em and all the other POFUCs (people of farked up countries). Shut it down, and slam the door shut.

  • Brett_McS

    I’ve got it! Build a wall around Brussels and dump them in there.

  • Alain

    “Former communist”? Yeah, like Omar is a former Muslim.

  • cmh

    is ‘it’ a man or a woman….or does it know?

  • Frances

    Let them come in – and stay with her and other Eurocrats.

  • tom_billesley

    Foreign Minister:

    “I have already stated that we cannot afford to accept more of them, as a huge number already exist here – and so far no countries want to settle them.”
    “We have to look at our own interests too, our social problems and security problems – we have to take that into consideration.”

    Spain? Nah. Malaysia.

  • tom_billesley

    The “naval operation” will be a farce. They’ve decided it will start with an “intelligence gathering” phase, to be followed later by active phase against traffickers. Ships will be sent to the seas off Libya as part of the “intelligence gathering” and will end up gathering invaders. The active phase will be stymied by calls for a UN Security Council approval that’ll never happen.

  • Jim Horne

    Are people aware of the influence that both the Unites Nations (U.N.) and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) have with respect to the refugee resettlement program in the U.S.?

    Is the same true in Canada?

    Refugee Resettlement

  • Hard Little Machine

    Don’t stop there, bring every last ‘palestinian’ to Europe as well.

  • k

    I know what…
    Euro ships should attach themselves to the refugee vessels and…
    tow them back to North Africa then…
    let the people disembark THEN …!!!…

  • MRHapla

    El Cid and his boys go to all that trouble of expelling that Islamic filth, and now you want to mass import them????

    Liberal chaos