Denmark has suspended the Schengen treaty and re-introduced controls at its borders with Germany and Sweden. It was announced by the country’s Finance Minister, Claus Hjort Frederiksen. . .
The most concise and informative MSM story [I could find] was half a world away, here:
The tensions in the euro zone should be more than a matter of academic interest for Britain and other non-euro nations. The Schengen agreement, which guarantees passport-free travel across the bulk of the EU, one of the cornerstones of the European project, is unravelling as France closes its border with Italy and more desperate immigrants pour in from North Africa.
Did you see this in the MSM in any detail? I don’t have television or radio but it didn’t appear to be in the online news media. An unlikely and yet a likely source is Welshcakes who lives in Sicily and knows of the situation daily from the Italian press:
Since my last update the term “Arab spring” has been coined and news of the migration crisis in its wake has at last been reported by the media of nations not directly affected. However, as certain EU states work out how they might tackle the problem by modifying the Schengen Agreement, tragedy again proves that it does not wait for bureaucracy:
On Friday an inadequate boat carrying up to 600 migrants foundered off the coast of Libya and no one knows how many of these perished.
UNHCR reports today that 16 bodies have been found, among them those of two babies. It is unclear who, if anyone, is searching for the other passengers. There are also, as I write, unconfirmed reports of a second boat which might have run aground nearby at the same time. Some migrants who have already reached Lampedusa say that they saw it and enquiries are underway.
She’s concerned with the human tragedy of the boat people and rightly so, while we might be more concerned with the end of the chain, e.g. Denmark and the ramifications of its decision – also rightly so. Thus we have a chain of events, beginning with the troubles in north Africa, where our forces are meddling and even setting up a Central Bank and then we see the threat to the Shengen agreement at the other.
While the problem of the immigrants is being stemmed at the source:
Meanwhile, an agreement signed by Italy and Tunisia on 5th May allows for the repatriation of migrant Tunisians arriving in Italy after that date, plus another 800 who arrived before it. However, in recent weeks the provenance of most new arrivals has changed, with the majority now fleeing Libya or Sub-Saharan countries. The International Organization for Migration [OIM in Italy] is supporting a voluntary repatriation programme funded by the EU and managed by the Italian Ministry of the Interior.
… this doesn’t stop Denmark making its move. Is the EU concerned in the least about this and the Greek developments? Gates of Vienna again:
“Just before 6 p.m. [on Friday],” the WSJ reports, “German news magazine Spiegel Online distributed a report saying that eurozone finance ministers were convening a secret, emergency meeting in Luxembourg that evening to discuss a Greek demand to quit the eurozone.”
Reporters frantically phoned Mr. Juncker’s spokesman, Guy Schuller, to verify the “secret meeting” assertion Spiegel Online had made. The official word: No meeting. Even though there actually was one.
OK – I’ve just checked the Telegraph, the times and Googlenews UK. Let me just check the Beeb now. Zero – absolutely effing zero. Now was the GoV correspondent wrong in what he heard? He quoted the Minister. Or are we not interested?
Or is this being ignored by the PTB and their MSM? Is this not a fair question?
UPDATE, 14:55: I stand corrected that the UK MSM didn’t run it [see comment in thread below] but the fact remains that it is not being discussed on our island[s] in any great depth, as to its implications. Where are the double page spreads and so on. Sorry if this is unfair to the dear old MSM.
UPDATE UPDATE, 15:49: Goodnight Vienna reports that:
I’ve googled and googled but still can’t find any reference to yesterday’s vote in the European Parliament that Britain should give up its seat on the UN Security Council in favour of the EU. I’ll just have to accept the fact that the British mainstream media don’t think this is a big issue.
I’ve found this on it so far.