Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Well done on Malta wining the race for a European Immigration asylumn centre

Well done Malta! I have mentioned before that Malta is much more competent in the cloak and dagger policies of the European Union. Despite previous dreadful incidents relating Malta and immigrants from Africa, Malta has won the unofficial race to host the new European asylum office. The office will be placed in a pretty derelict area of the Grand harbour, which lost part of its purpose with the replacement of the port with a Freeport in Marsaxlokk.

Do not be fooled - this took some hard lobbying, and i am guessing that it helped when the decision was made to place it to a new member state since immigration is an issue of Cyprus a Malta - with the other "new" states being emigrate countries. Cyprus was not consistent enough to win it and we were focused on the December deadline for the Turkish entry...

4 comments:

nahna said...

Of course! Lobbying in Cyprus is out of control and every difficult political decision hangs in the air for ages! Who would ever approve an immigrant asylum on a coast where they prefer to exploit it for tourist monster-buildings?

Alexander Apostolides said...

It is not a asylum however - its a research and policy building were loads of clever people talk about asylum - trust me if it was the way you describe the Maltese would have none of it!!! They have a very poor track record when it comes to asylum rights - see the hyper links on the article to get a idea.

marry said...

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Alexander Apostolides said...

Thank you for you kind words. I will update it more often from January... watch this space.