Absolutely disgusting. Not only are the Europeans ruining their economy and security, but they are destroying the tourist industry which is their main source of income. Daily pigeon feeding does not turn them away but eventually turn into a disease-filled pest. Is it really that hard to grasp that? Tourists don’t want to come to these countries when the garbage of the world is roaming the streets. Only yesterday we read how Italian beaches are full of pests from Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, China, Egypt constantly harassing all the sunbathers every two minutes trying to force them to buy some worthless trinkets, and create fights with locals on a daily basis. The towns and cities of Europe will never look the same again, all thanks to Merkel and her sick comrades in the EU. She really needs to be hanged for treason. But EU has removed treason charges on their own elite, so it’s impossible for people to get justice and control of their own countries. The criminal political sick of the West can now commit any crimes they wish without consequences. This is completely unacceptable. How long will it take for these dumb Eurocrats to grasp that they need to shoot them on illegal entry or it will never end. Shoot them every time they try to illegally enter and watch how fast the news will spread back to their countries. Illegal trespassing cannot be rewarded with biscuits, hot tea and blankets. Stop feeding and helping them and remove them immediately.
Migrant camp in George Clooney’s Italian hideaway: Lake Como becomes home to hundreds of people after nearby border crossing into Switzerland was closed
- Italy’s celebrity hideaway Lake Como now home to hundreds of migrants
- Happened after border crossing into Switzerland closed by Swiss officials
- Lake Como has long served as a tranquil paradise for the rich and famous
- But the town’s railway station has been transformed into a makeshift camp
Italy’s celebrity hideaway Lake Como has become home to hundreds of migrants after the nearby border crossing into Switzerland was closed by Swiss officials.
Lake Como has long served as a tranquil paradise for the rich and famous, with George Clooney and Madonna owning luxury villas there.
But the town’s railway station has been transformed into a makeshift camp, with more tents being put up every hour as more migrants arrive from Milan as they head to northern Europe.
Until a fortnight ago Swiss officials had been allowing around 100 migrants to pass through every two weeks.
But now the border has been sealed, many are turning to smugglers to help them make the crossing illegally on mountain paths through the Swiss Alps which were used by Jews in the Second World War.
Although Switzerland is not a member of the European Union it has signed up to its Schengen border-free travel zone. Checkpoints between countries are allowed only during emergencies.
Austria is now building a fence on its border with Italy. Officials in Vienna have said the barrier is necessary to restrict access through the Brenner Pass.
But they have faced protests and criticism from both Italy and Germany.
During a visit to Rome in April, Austrian Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka said he was concerned as many as a million migrants were poised to cross the Mediterranean from Libya this year.
Roberto Bernasconi of a local Catholic charity told Italian newspaper La Repubblica: ‘We are helping with food, clothing and are also putting in showers, but it’s very difficult, we do not know how to welcome all these people.
‘We already put up more than 2,000 migrants in accommodation in our diocese but there is no room.
‘I do not know for how long we can bear the brunt of this mass of people who would like to cross the border and are not willing to leave Como.’
Alberto Sinigallia, head of a charity working with migrants in Milan, said it was difficult to stop people wanting to head towards Northern Europe.
We already put up more than 2,000 migrants in accommodation in our diocese but there is no room.
– Roberto Bernasconi of a local Catholic charity
‘For us in Milan, the guaranteed passage of one hundred migrants every 15 days was a good escape valve, but it seems to me that it does not happen anymore,’ he said.
‘The Swiss authorities have closed the border and that is hard to explain to those who left Milan full of hope of being able to get to where they think they find work more easily than in Italy, or as their next step towards Northern Europe, which is still the dream of all.’
Clooney, Madonna, Donatella Versace and Sir Richard Branson all own or have owned villas on Lake Como.
Italy is struggling under the pressure of the migrant crisis with more than 77,000 arrivals by sea, mostly from North Africa, since the start of this year.
Aid workers yesterday recovered the bodies of four migrants and rescued around 400 survivors from an overcrowded wooden boat that had set off from Libya.
A spokesman for the Italian coast guard said a further 100 had been saved in two other rescue missions, all around 20 miles from the North African coast.