Greece plans a 1.7-mile ‘floating fence’ in the sea to stop migrants reaching its islands.
– The netted barrier will be installed within the next three months along the coast. It is not yet known where the barrier will be placed, but migrants have often used the route from the Turkish coast to the Greek islands in a bid to reach the EU.
The Defence Ministry has invited bids from private firms to build the fence.
* This is interesting…a floating fence. Not sure of the logistics involved but the V4 Report favors any type of measures designed to stop migration…as opposed to trying to “manage migration.
The key to any barrier is deploying the resources and manpower on the ground (the sea in this case) to back it up. Hopefully, those “rescued” will not be transferred to Greece. It’s easier to deny entry from the start rather than later trying to deport to Turkey.
Unfortunately, the Greek Government said the ‘floating barrier system’ needs to be built ‘with non-military specifications’ and ‘specific features for carrying out the mission of (maritime agencies) in managing the refugee crisis’.
What’s the matter with ‘military specifications’ to defend one’s borders? And aren’t barriers designed to stop migration? We are unsure what they mean by using the barrier to carry out the “mission of managing the refugee crisis”?
Besides, the new EU Migration Commissioner from Sweden (Ylva Johansson) just tweeted that there is no migration crisis in Europe. She probably thinks the same of Sweden.