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EU refugee pact: Estonia and Lithuania appoint policemen

VILNIUS (AFX) – For the implementation of the refugee pact between the EU and Turkey Lithuania and Estonia have sent police and border guards to Greece. The officials should assist in the repatriation of refugees and migrants to Turkey. Lithuania sent, according to Deputy Interior Minister Arturas Norkevicius a total of 25 officials, Estonia 20 helpers.

Source: http://www.finanzen.net/nachricht/aktien/EU-Fluechtlingspakt-Estland-und-Litauen-entsenden-Polizisten-4809870

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Estonia gets 7 refugees from Greece

See full article: http://www.ekathimerini.com/207419/article/ekathimerini/news/estonia-gets-7-refugees-from-greece-under-eu-relocation-plan

Same topic, in a German report: “Sieben Flüchtlinge erreichen Estland”: http://www.n-tv.de/politik/Sieben-Fluechtlinge-erreichen-Estland-article17341901.html

English Translation of the intro:

“…Tallinn wants to do its part for the redistribution of refugees in Europe. However, the implementation of the European solution is difficult. Now the first migrants in Estonia arrive.

Chancellor Angela Merkel still believes in a European solution to the refugee crisis. But of 160,000 refugees originating from Greece and Italy 1000 have hardly moved in.

Particularly in Eastern Europe there is resistance. Hungary and Slovakia do not participate even in the distribution plan. Poland swerved after the terrorist attacks in Brussels.

Estonia in contrast is committed to European solidarity. The Baltic state, with the area of ​​Lower Saxony (a state in Germany) and with 1.3 million inhabitants as big as Munich (capital of the state Bavaria) will absorb 550 refugees in the next two years. But only now the first refugees from Greece arrive. There are only seven people – a family with three school-aged children from Iraq, a retail merchant from Syria and a journalist from Yemen. …” Read more in German via link above.

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Estonia balks at refugee intake

Sabine Adler of Deutschlandfunk writes:

“No European country takes so few refugees as Estonia. 550 people are allowed to come in the next two years. “Too many,” the majority of the population says, according to a recent survey of the University of Tartu. The government is aware of the rejection and says the reason for the little solidarity is the Russian minority.

A quarter of Estonians would like to have no refugees at all in the country. The government, which is aware of this rejection in the population, but also knows the expectations in Berlin and Brussels, justifies so little solidarity by the Russophone minority. Every fourth Estoian has Russian roots. In total 330 000.

Eero Janson from the refugee initiative “Estonian Refugees Council” considers the argument to be put forward as a pretext. “That does not convince me, it is a distraction from the real reason: The problem is not the refugees, because we have hardly any, the real problem is racism, Islamophobia and xenophobia.”

… To this date, there is only one reception center for around 70 refugees in a village called Vao, far from the Estonian capital Tallinn. At beginning of next year a second is scheduled to open. There is no talk about integration, not with the refugees, not with the Russian-born, so Kristi Toodo of Human Rights Centre .
“Estonia wants to be a national state, which consists of Estonians, because so few are of us are Estonians. We have major problems to integrate the Russian-speaking minority. And these are people with similar beliefs. How can that succeed only in individuals from completely other cultures and religions.”…

The refugees do not stay. They go to other countries, where there already are friends or relatives. In Estonia there is no Syrian or Afghan community. And even the smugglers’ routes are not through Estonia.”
….

Full article (in German): http://www.deutschlandfunk.de/eu-forderungen-estland-sperrt-sich-gegen.1773.de.html?dram:article_id=338327

estonia108: Estonia as every other nation in the world needs more coherence. This will integrate and strengthen the country and will disallow negative influences from inside and outside. Only supportive impulses will be able to enter the nation. For more information about the influence of collective consciousness please refer to http://www.invincibledefense.org/research.html