European Union climate agreement sabotage?


This 27 February 2017 video from the USA is called Sen. Bernie Sanders & Bill Nye – A Conversation on Climate Change.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Dijksma has major concerns about European climate policy

Today, 08:42

The Netherlands is deeply concerned about the European climate policy, now that [the European Union] will possibly accept a proposal to reduce CO2 emissions less than intended [in the Paris climate agreement]. That said Dutch Government Secretary Dijksma in the NOS Radio 1 news. …

Also, nothing would then happen to the free emissions allowances which some companies sometimes receive as compensation. …

Dijksma: “Our hope was the European Parliament, but they have supported a not really ambitious plan. It is now up to the ministers of the European countries.”

European Union Juncker, anti-Libyan refugees hardliner


This 9 September 2011 video is called Black refugees from Libya – interviewed: “Rebels? – Al Jazeera?” – “Only criminals and liars!”

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Juncker pushes for even tougher line on Libya refugees

Thursday 26th January 2017

EUROPEAN Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker urged European leaders yesterday to endorse sweeping measures to bar tens of thousands of desperate people from leaving Libya in search of better lives in Europe.

The commission published documents insisting that leaders should “deploy the full range of EU missions and projects” to help Libya manage its borders …”

Libya, which has been ravaged by war and corruption since Britain and France deployed air power to assist the overthrow of late dictator Muammar Gadaffi, is a main departure point for African migrants trying to reach Europe via Italy.

More than 181,000 people attempted the dangerous central Mediterranean crossing last year, with about 4,500 dying or disappearing.

Mr Juncker noted that “too many people are still dying in the Mediterranean,” adding: “First and foremost, stability in Libya and the region as a whole is required.”

Some senior EU officials predict that record new migrant arrivals are likely again this year, but Libya has no stable central authority that the Europeans can negotiate effectively with.

The EU has tried for several years to cobble together migration polices while people died at sea.

Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, whose country holds the rotating EU presidency, has warned that a new migrant crisis could reach European shores in coming months as the weather warms.

The EU leaders, who will meet in Malta’s capital Valletta on February 3, are urged to earmark more funds to train Libya’s coastguard.

Libya’s Red Crescent recovered the bodies of 74 migrants when they washed ashore in northwestern Libya near the town of Zawiya (30 miles west of Tripoli) early Wednesday morning. The Red Crescent indicated there were many more casualties, but that the rough seas prevented them from recovering the rest of the bodies: here.

No deportation of refugees agreement with European Union, Mali says


This video says about itself:

The Deadly Journey From Libya’s Migrant Jails

30 March 2016

Desperate to escape conflict and poverty, thousands of migrants and refugees attempt the perilous journey to Europe each year, with many crossing the Mediterranean Sea from North Africa in rubber dinghies and wooden boats.

In the wake of the decommissioning of Mare Nostrum, a search and rescue operation run by Italy, the humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) launched their own vessel, named the Bourbon Argos, to find those stranded at sea and save those in trouble on one of the deadliest routes to Europe.

On board the vessel, refugees and migrants are provided with medical aid, food, and shelter, then brought safely to Italian shores. Having survived life in Libya, ruthless treatment by smugglers, and horrific conditions aboard flimsy boats, once aboard the Bourbon Argos they face yet more uncertainty as they approach Europe.

VICE News teamed up with MSF to document these missions in the Mediterranean. In this extra scene, we speak with rescued refugees and migrants, where they describe the situation in Libya before embarking on one of the deadliest routes to Europe.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Mali: no agreement with Koenders about returning migrants

Today, 20:26

Mali denies that last Sunday in Mali an agreement was signed with [Dutch Foreign Affairs] Minister Koenders about the return of migrants. Diop, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mali denied that in the VPRO radio program Bureau Buitenland on NPO Radio 1.

Koenders was on behalf of the European Union in Mali and reported on Sunday that there was an agreement on facilitating the return of rejected asylum seeking Malians from countries in Europe. There are, according to Koenders, concrete agreements on repatriation, border management and legal migration.

According to Minister Diop these things have been discussed, but “we can not say that specifically an agreement has been concluded.” “We are also surprised that the situation was explained that way.”

Diop does not deny that a joint statement was issued, but that dd not involve an agreement, according to him. He expects a correction by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

More than 5,000 refugees drowned in the Mediterranean in 2016: here.

Germany in 2016: Mass deportations and brutality toward refugees: here.