More Matteo Salvini…that’s what Europe needs.
Always happy to gather information from left-wing sources (euobserver) to verify the potency of the “Salvini Cure”:
👉 Germany already decided in January to stop contributing vessels to the EU’s naval mission in the Mediterranean; its frigate Augsburg left in February.
As well as structural problems, the German minister of defence delivered another, quite extraordinary explanation: that since July 2018, the Italian command of Operation Sophia has sent the German vessel (and all the other ones) on routes where there was nothing to do, as these were far off any smuggling or trafficking areas.
And, indeed, the mission which has “rescued” (i.e., transported) about 49,000 migrants so far has picked up only 106 migrants since July 2018.
What an interesting coincidence – as the summer of 2018 is exactly the starting point for all the obstructions by Italy’s minister of interior, Matteo Salvini, regarding both this mission and other actors involved in rescues in the Mediterranean. 👈
* Actually it’s not a coincidence…just Matteo Salvini taking action to defend Europe.