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.
In one of the most organized acts of racial brutality in recent memory, a mob of masked men dressed in all black attacked Stockholm’s main train station last night.
Over 10,000 unaccompanied asylum seeker children have disappeared in Europe, the EU police agency Europol says.
After risking their lives to make the journey, migrants face damning stereotypes from many European officials.