Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell has claimed that the 21,000 migrants arriving in Spain this year alone are not part of ‘mass’ migration.
“We’re trivialising the word ‘mass’,” he told reporters on Monday, continuing “We’re talking about 20,000 (migrants) so far this year for a country of more than 40 million inhabitants,” the Socialist Minister said. “That’s not mass migration.”
Spain has overtaken Italy and Greece this year to become the main entry point for migrants, with a new Socialist Government allowing for a relaxation in border policy.
Italy, on the other hand, has taken a much tougher stance towards migration, cutting numbers coming in this year by over 80% according to the International Organisation for Migration.
Borrell also claimed Europe was in need of higher levels of migration due to declining birth rates.
“Europe’s demographic evolution shows that unless we want to gradually turn into an ageing continent, we need new blood, and it doesn’t look like this new blood is coming from our capacity to procreate.”
Spain’s soft touch and denying the obvious truth will only deepen Europe’s mass migration problem.