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Sir, Regarding ‘EU team sent to Greece to curb ‘alarming’ refugee flow‘: It is with great concern that I read the news about the EU’s Rapid Intervention Teams being sent to the Greek borders. I’m not arguing against border controls, but once again there is no mechanism set up for identifying persons in need of… » read more

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Sir, Regarding ‘France calls on Turkey to fight human trafficking‘: The European Commission estimates that nowadays at least 4.5 million illegal economic immigrants live in EU member states. Almost 500,000 people are arrested every year throughout the European Union. They are usually illegal economic immigrants looking for a better life in a democratic territory. Many… » read more

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Sir, Illegal economic migration appears in destination countries which seem unable to accept any more immigrants. According to the United Nationals Commission on Human Rights, an illegal economic migrant is a person who goes and lives in a country without having legal immigration papers. Statistics for illegal economic migration are estimated by the police authorities… » read more

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