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Pakistan may lose territory if growing militant influence not addressed: Tillerson (tribune, Dec 15, 2017)
“… Speaking at the Atlantic Council, Tillerson stressed that the US was more ‘concerned’ about stability in Pakistan. He said he had warned the leadership of Pakistan that it may become a target. “They [militant organisations] may turn their attention from Kabul and decide they like Islamabad as a target better.”
“I understand this is a relationship that has emerged probably for, in their view, good reason a decade ago but now that relationship has to be altered because if they are not careful Pakistan is going to lose control of their own country,” he added…”
Unwillingness on migrants unacceptable says Gentiloni (3) (ansa, Dec 15, 2017)
“The unwillingness of “certain countries” to respect decisions taken by the EU on migrant quotas and relocation is “unacceptable”, Premier Paolo Gentiloni said Friday…”
Dublin, relocation still stumbling blocks – Gentiloni (ansamed, Dec 15, 2017)
“Rewriting the Dublin Regulation on migrants registering in country of arrival and relocation remain stumbling blocks to an accord at the European Union summit in Brussels, Premier Paolo Gentiloni said Friday.
“The internal dimension, the Dublin rules, internal borders are a stumbling block,” he said. Gentiloni also said “we have not succeeded in overcoming the opposition that persists in the Visegrad countries who refuse the decision to make migrant quotas compulsory”. The Italian premier said that from yesterday’s meeting “it was very clear” that “openings to consider optional the European rules on the relocation of migrants are not shared by the EU”.
The Visegrad Group, also called the Visegrad Four, or V4 is a cultural and political alliance of four Central European states: the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia.
Italy’s efforts to cope with a migrant emergency have been recognised by its European Union partners, Gentiloni added at the EU summit. “This year’s Italian initiative has been appreciated in a very significant way, and it is important that this be so by the leaders of governments of the most various orientations and political families,” he said. Gentiloni said “there is unanimous recognition of the steps taken to fight human traffickers”.
Italy took action this year to stem a seemingly endless flow of migrants from North Africa…”
Austria’s chancellor-in-waiting Sebastian Kurz rejects EU’s mandatory migrant quotas (thelocal, Dec 15, 2017)
“Austria’s incoming right-wing chancellor Sebastian Kurz joined eastern and central European countries on Friday in backing EU President Donald Tusk’s rejection of mandatory refugee quotas…”