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Italy's Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni at the end of last year declared that their refugee crisis was all but over. But at the start of the new year, as many as 64 refugees drowned trying to reach Italy from Libya, the Mediterranean's first tragedy of 2018. Did his announcement come too soon?
Fewer asylum seekers came to Germany in 2017 than in previous years. But in Italy and Greece, numbers of asylum seekers remain high. [Due to a high volume of comments that are not in accordance with our netiquette policy, the comment section for this video has been disabled. For more information, click the following link: https://www.dw.com/en/dws-netiquette-policy/a-5300954] More than 150,000 refugees and migrants crossed into Europe in 2017. Most of them arrived in Greece or Italy. Some two years after the refugee crisis reached boiling point, these countries continue to bear the brunt of the problem. Both feel let down by fellow European Union states, who have been unable to agree on a common response despite pressure from Brussels. While working for the European border agency Frontex in the Aegean Sea, senior German police officer Frank Rogatty and his team encountered hopelessly overcrowded, unseaworthy rubber dinghies full of panic-stricken people night after night. In the dark, migrants cannot tell whether they are being approached by a Turkish police boat or a European vessel. Sometimes, dramatic scenes unfold when the migrants refuse to stop - and unknowingly steer towards treacherous cliffs. The situation on the Greek islands reveals the full extent of Europe’s failure. The refugee camps there are overcrowded. Many of the migrants are forced to live in flimsy tents. The Greeks feel they have been abandoned by the EU. The refugee relocation system is not working. As well as opposing this quota system, states like Hungary and Poland are also against the idea of giving extra cash to help those countries who take in the majority of migrants. When asked about the poor conditions in Greek refugee camps, even German interior minister Thomas de Maizière said that they were "a Greek problem in the first instance.” Italy also feels that it has been left to deal with migrants arriving from North Africa on its own. In summer it approached the UN-recognized government in Libya to enlist its help to stop their boats crossing the Mediterranean in the first place. The EU is now backing this initiative by training and funding the Libyan coast guard whose mission it is to intercept refugees and migrants at sea and return them to Libya. Late last year, there were widespread reports of African migrants being subjected to torture, slavery and even summary execution there. During filming in Italy, the filmmakers met refugees who said their circumstances in Libya were "like hell”. _______ Exciting, powerful and informative – DW Documentary is always close to current affairs and international events. Our eclectic mix of award-winning films and reports take you straight to the heart of the story. Dive into different cultures, journey across distant lands, and discover the inner workings of modern-day life. Subscribe and explore the world around you – every day, one DW Documentary at a time. Subscribe to DW Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW39zufHfsuGgpLviKh297Q?sub_confirmation=1# For more documentaries visit: http://www.dw.com/en/tv/docfilm/s-3610 Instagram https://www.instagram.com/dwdocumentary/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dw.stories DW netiquette policy: http://www.dw.com/en/dws-netiquette-policy/a-5300954
Assassin's Creed, Ubisoft, and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment. All rights reserved. Music Theater International is the registered owner of the musical production "Les Miserables". "Do You Hear the People Sing" Music by: Claude-Michel Schönberg Lyrics: Alain Boublil & Jean-Marc Natel (French lyrics) Herbert Kretzmer (English adaptation) Performed by: Treorchy Male Choir Album: Timeless 2011 Everyone seems to think everyone else (including myself) needs clarification on the two revolutions. We don't. This is just fun and relevant because of the revolutionary theme. But congrats on being the best 5th grader in the class.
Bruce Dickinson speech between Death or Glory and The Book of Souls! http://www.ironmaidenfc.gr/fan-club/677/peri-diloseon-bruce-gia-tin-ellada-sto-boukouresti.html
09 Fear Of The Dark Iron Maiden live at greece 11-3-07 BEST CROWD REACTION EVER . PERIOD !!! I was there the whole basketball court was about to fall to its foundations .... Thrilling moments from the greek audience and of course from the heavy metal gods Iron Maiden !!!! Fear of the Dark is an album released from EMI ... I do not own anything of the music contend but I have to claim some credit for screaming through out the whole song and concert ... UP THE IRONS !!! ENJOY LADS !!!
Documentary screened at the 20th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, 2-11 March 2018