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Over 60% of Refugees Heading to Europe are Economic Migrants: Top EU Official

Economic Migrants
“More than 60 percent of people coming to Europe from the Middle East and Africa are economic migrants using asylum-seeker status as a cover” – Frans Timmerman, vice-president of the European Commission

By RT.com,

A majority of people coming to Europe from the Middle East and Africa are economic migrants using asylum-seeker status as a cover, according to a top EU official. The EU may reinstate internal border controls if the crisis isn’t resolved in two months.

More than half of the people now coming to Europe come from countries where you can assume they have no reason whatsoever to ask for refugee status… more than half, 60 percent,” said Frans Timmerman, vice-president of the European Commission, citing what he said were new, unpublished figures from the EU border agency Frontex. Continue reading Over 60% of Refugees Heading to Europe are Economic Migrants: Top EU Official