Senior Labour MEP Claude Moraes has said European nations must take many more migrants, and urged the EU to enact tough legislation to ensure their distribution throughout the bloc.
Speaking as the leader of the European Parliament’s second largest grouping, Moraes dismissed development and humanitarian aid as the answer to helping people in poor countries. Instead, he insisted that migrants must be transported to countries in Europe, potentially at great cost to taxpayers.
The head of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) spoke by telephone from Lebanon, where he is visiting refugee camps with other MEPs. Continue reading »
In his opinion, only the US has the “credibility” to be a “policeman to restore order, a firefighter to put out the flames of conflict, and a kind of mayor, smart and sensible, to lead the rebuilding.”
Central to his desire to have a strong America is his belief in the necessity to counteract President Putin, who he called an “autocrat,” while adding that “Russia is obsessed with rebuilding the empire the Soviet Union lost.” Continue reading »