Only One EU Country Has Permanently Taken In All the Asylum Seekers It Promised To | The Nation

Of all EU member states, only the tiny island of Malta has met its commitment, relocating 131 people.Far-right elements have used the issue of refugees to present themselves as guardians of the safety and purity of white Christian Europe. Hungary’s foreign minister, Peter Szijjartom, denounced the mandate as an “appalling and irresponsible”overreach by the EC, and tapped into public unease around the integration of Muslim refugees, saying the accord “jeopardizes the security and future of all of Europe.” Although the fears of a right-wing takeover in Western Europe have not yet played out, the unusually strong showing of the AfD marks the first time a far-right party has gained seats in the German Parliament in 70 years.

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