THURSDAY 11 JULY 2019, IN TERRIS
A petition dedicated to the invisible victims we cannot be divided on and whose memory we must honour
DON ALDO BUONAIUTO
our Holiness the Pope Francis, Honorable Antonio Guterres, David Sassoli and Giuseppe Conte, do you remember Aylan Kurdi, the three-year-old child wearing a red T-shirt and blue shorts lying on a Turkish beach after drowning? His picture spread around the world, but without teaching us anything. Do you remember the fourteen-year-old teenager travelling to Italy with his school report sewn to his jacket to prove he deserved to live in our country? He died in the Mediterranean Sea, without...
THURSDAY 21 DECEMBER 2017, IN TERRIS
e have the duty to drastically separate two terms that until now have gone hand in hand. The first term is emergency, the second is immigration. Immigration is not an emergency of modern society and of the Italian society. The issues of major demographic flows are structural issues of society and must be addressed with structural policy and not as an emergency. The emergency means chasing the questions, "patchworking " but does not have a vision of the processes. After all,...
SUNDAY 26 NOVEMBER 2017, IN TERRIS
Two shipwrecks in front of the Libyan coast, survivors eaten by sharks
At least 31 migrants died after their boat sank off Libya’s western coast on Saturday and some 200 others were picked up by the coastguard to be brought back to port in Tripoli, officials said. The migrants were on two boats off the coast near Garabulli, east of Tripoli, one of which had already sunk when the coastguard arrived at the scene, said Abu Ajala Amer Abdelbari, a coast guard commander. “The boat had sunk and they were spread out in the sea, they were trying to swim towards the...
MONDAY 09 OCTOBER 2017, IN TERRIS
Every year in Italy around a thousand people disappear. This phenomenon in recent years has seen a serious and worrying increase due to the mass immigration. Alarming figures for the ministry of the Interior, which, despite the strategies put in place, still fails to find a solution to the problem. The prefect Vittorio Piscitelli, from 2013 Extraordinary Commissioner for missing persons, is first in line in the activity to combat the phenomenon. In Terris interviewed him. Mr. Piscitelli is...
THURSDAY 07 SEPTEMBER 2017, IN TERRIS
There is a court in Luxembourg. And we had no doubts that the Court of Justice of the European Union would have proved Italy and Greece right and legitimised the decisions of the European Parliament and of the Council on the outplacement of migrants. The appeal presented by Slovakia and Hungary, with the public defence of the Polish Government, was "fully" rejected demonstrating that the policy of hosting must be shared in a spirit of solidarity. The judgment strengthens the European...
MONDAY 28 AUGUST 2017, IN TERRIS
Getting Europe’s migrant crisis under control will be in focus at a summit of Europe’s “big four” continental powers and three African nations in Paris on Monday, with French President Emmanuel Macron seeking concrete action. The 28-nation European Union has struggled to agree on a coherent answer to the influx of migrants fleeing war, poverty and political upheaval in the Middle East and Africa, and the crisis is testing cooperation between member states. Over the summer, Macron...
FRIDAY 25 AUGUST 2017, IN TERRIS
Austrian soldiers took part in migrant border controls alongside police for the first time Thursday on the A13 highway 25 kilometres from the Brenner Pass. Hundreds of controls, closed three of the four lanes The operation "is the first of this size jointly by the police and armed forces on the highway," said Tyrol police officer Manfred Dummer. The army, in order to carry out checks, closed three of the four lanes of the highway. In total, about a hundred cars but also vans and buses were...
WEDNESDAY 23 AUGUST 2017, IN TERRIS
It was the year 1683. It was 11 September, a date that at the dawn of the new millennium become evocative for the Twin Towers attacks. In Vienna, the heart of Europe, one of the most violent battles of history was going on. A "Holy League" of European armies blessed by Pope Innocent XI managed to repel the assault of the Ottoman troops that were besieging the Austrian city to open a passage towards the conquest of Rome and of the whole of Europe. Without that heroic resistance, perhaps today...
WEDNESDAY 23 AUGUST 2017, IN TERRIS
The migratory flows are from long time a theme to which the politicians of our country, more than others, devoted special attention. On the other hand, the growing importance and the drama of the phenomenon and the realistic assessment of the fact that it is unstoppable, forcefully set two issues that, contrary to what has happened up to now, must be considered equally relevant and interconnected. On the one hand to outline an effective integration policy for the many people who regularly...
MONDAY 14 AUGUST 2017, IN TERRIS
Two more aid groups have suspended migrant rescues in the Mediterranean, joining Doctors Without Borders, because they felt threatened by the Libyan coastguard. Save the Children and Germany's Sea Eye said on Sunday their crews could no longer work safely because of the hostile stance of the Libyan authorities. Doctors Without Borders - or Medecins sans Frontieres - cited the same concern when it said on Saturday it would halt Mediterranean operations. "We leave a deadly gap in the...
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