Friday, October 16
EU offers Turkey an 'action plan'
EU leaders launched a push late on Thursday at the fourth EU summit this year on the refugee crisis to obtain Turkey’s co-operation in stemming the flow of hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants, while also agreeing a package of repressive measures aimed at securing the union’s porous external border and curbing new arrivals. However, a national ambassador to the EU said: “We’re running the risk of losing our populations in Europe. In many cases, we’re running against majority [public opinion].” …No shit, Sonny. I can imagine what would happen if Obama secured Mexico’s agreement to restrict the flow of Central and South American migrants across the Rio Grande by affording Mexican citizens visa-free access to the United States and a promise that Mexico would be invited to become the 51st State.