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Público - Portugal | Sunday, April 10, 2011

Inhumane treatment

Italy plans to issue temporary visas to thousands of Tunisians, enabling them to travel to all the countries of the Schengen area. But this approach won't solve the refugee problem, writes the daily Público: "This is the hour of the populists: Berlusconi ... is enjoying the praise of the people for 'freeing the island'. ... But he will neither be able to stem the influx of refugees nor 'free' the island. ... The problem can only be solved on the other side of the Mediterranean if the countries of origin can offer decent living standards. But that won't happen in a couple of days. Europe has no solution for this problem and reacts inhumanely and blindly. We cannot ignore people who risk their lives every day to reach the doors of the 'European paradise'."

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