23:40 GMT +324 July 2017
Live
    Hungarian soldiers work on a fence that is being built at the border with Croatia, near the village of Beremend, Hungary, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015

    Europe Cannot Criticize Trump's Migration Policy as EU Builds Own Walls - Rome

    © AP Photo/ Petr David Josek
    Europe
    Get short URL
    Refugee and Migrant Crisis in Europe (160)
    1651192

    Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano said some European countries, including Hungary, Austria and Slovenia, erected walls to stop the flow of migrants and refugees amid a massive migration crisis, with thousands of people from the Middle East and North Africa trying to cross into the bloc.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The European Union is not in the best position to criticize US President Donald Trump’s migration policy and his intention to construct a wall on the border with Mexico since some European countries have been building walls themselves to tackle migration crisis, Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano said Monday.

    "Today Europe is not in a position to express opinions about the actions of others. Or do we want to forget that walls have also been erected in Europe?" Alfano told the Corriere della Sera newspaper.

    The minister reminded that some European countries, including Hungary, Austria and Slovenia, erected walls to stop the flow of migrants and refugees amid a massive migration crisis, with thousands of people from the Middle East and North Africa trying to cross into the bloc.

    Alfano stressed that Trump’s move was expected as the US president was implementing his campaign promises.

    On January 25, Trump issued an executive order to start the construction of a wall along the US-Mexico border. On January 27, the US president signed an order suspending the entry for all nationals of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days.

    Topic:
    Refugee and Migrant Crisis in Europe (160)

    Related:

    Brazil Stands With Mexico in Opposition to Trump's Border Wall
    In an Attempt to Stop Trump Wall, Protesters Turn to Climate Change
    Mexico Disappointed by Netanyahu's Statement About US Border Wall
    Trump's Multi-Billion Dollar Wall to Have 'Modest Impact on US Border Security'
    Tags:
    Donald Trump, Angelino Alfano, Italy, United States
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik
    • Сomment