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Austria’s Populist Vice-Chancellor Slams EU Border Agency as ‘People-Trafficking Organisation’ ^ | 5/26/18 | Chris Tomlinson

Posted on 05/26/2018 8:48:50 AM PDT by BBell

Austrian vice-chancellor and leader of the populist Freedom Party (FPÖ) Heinz-Christian Strache slammed the European Union border agency Frontex, labelling it a “people-trafficking organisation”. Vice-chancellor Strache, who has been consistently outspoken against mass migration, made the comments following a meeting in Brussels in his role as Austrian Minister for Sport, slamming Frontex and saying the agency was “anything but a border guard”, Kronen Zeitung reports.

Strache spoke specifically about the rescue operations taking place in the Mediterranean in which migrants are often picked up only a few miles off the coast of Libya and other North African countries. and brought to Europe

He added that the Austrian federal government had not put forward money to send Austrian personnel to the EU external border because Frontex could not guarantee the security of the border.

On July 1st, Austria is set to head the presidency of the Council of the EU and Strache noted that under an Austrian presidency the EU Council would focus far more on mass migration issues and securing the external border.

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TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: austria; eu; vicechancellor
July 1st. Maybe change is coming?
1 posted on 05/26/2018 8:48:50 AM PDT by BBell
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To: BBell

EU representative election coming up in June 2019. The Merkel crowd is less likely to get votes out of that election as they did in 2014.

2 posted on 05/26/2018 8:56:46 AM PDT by pepsionice
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