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Mediterranean migrants: Aquarius docks, but moral high ground rests on sand


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... Among the old EU15 member states (who received the majority of asylum applications), France and Spain were among the least exposed to irregular migrants in 2015-2017. Spain, for instance, was just ahead of Poland and other newer member states in the number of total asylum applications it received per 1,000 inhabitants in this two-year period. Being relatively rich and large countries in the EU, their solidarity would have made up the bulk of so-called European solidarity. It is true, in terms of asylum seekers, that even Italy has received few applications compared with Germany, but still four times as many as Spain has received. ...

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