Migration report cards are out and Matteo Salvini gets an A+…while the leaders of Spain and Greece have failed miserably.
Actions have consequences. Maybe the governments of Greece and Spain need some ‘tutoring’ from Salvini. However, one must first have the ‘will’ in order to change.
* ITALY: 21,100 migrants arrived by sea in 2018 (January through the end of September), an 80% decrease compared to the same period in 2017 (over 105,410).
Moreover, just under 950 migrants reached Italian shores in September, an 85% decrease compared to those who arrived in September last year (6,290). Most are from Tunisia, Turkey and Algeria.
* SPAIN: 42,700 migrants reached Spain both by land and sea so far in 2018. This represents an increase of 147% compared to the same period in 2017 (17,040).
The most common nationalities of sea arrivals in Spain so far this year are Guineans (25%), Malians (16%), Moroccans (15%), Ivoirians (8%) and Gambians (7%).
* GREECE: 35,600 migrants arrived by land and sea. This marks a 48% increase compared to the same period in 2017.
The most common countries of origin of arrivals by sea were Syrians (30%), Afghans (23%) and Iraqis (20%).
* WESTERN BALKANS: As of 30 September, some 16,140 migrants arrived in Bosnia-Herzegovina, including some 3,710 who arrived in September – the increasing arrivals trend continues with a 62% increase in comparison to those whom arrived the previous month.
Among those, 34% were from Pakistan followed by Syrians (14%), Iranians (13%) and Afghans (10%).
Matteo Salvini, like Viktor Orban, is a man of action.
Onwards Salvini 🥊