Europe is ‘close to the limits’ of its ability to accept waves of refugees and economic migrants, one of the EU’s most senior officials has warned.
European council president Donald Tusk delivered the stark message as he joined world leaders at the G20 summit in China.
I’m currently sitting in a Bohemian town which has housing for about 130,000 people and 80,000 people rattling around in it. The quality of the housing is variable it should be said. But you could drop 20,000 people in here and there infrastructure is all here.
So I’m not really sure that Europe is full. And this part of Bohemia really isn’t the only part of Europe that this is true of.
Not that I’m actually suggesting it of course. And the Czechs aren’t either – the refugees themselves seem to prefer the other side of the border in Germany as well.
However, there are some local no go areas. And it would be an interesting experiment to drop, say, 500 young male Pashtuns into one or two of them. Would give the local gypsies (themselves largely immigrants from Eastern Slovakia a couple of decades back) a run for their money.