The Smell of Immigration

A quote from ADNkronos, 15 December 2008

Pungent Middle Eastern and eastern cooking odours are now the most frequent cause of quarrels between immigrants and their Italian neighbours, […] The majority of complaints are over the spicy aromas from curries made by Asian immigrants from India, Bangladesh and Pakistan. Chinese and North African dishes produce the second largest number of complaints, according to the survey.

Czech President: Democracy and Freedom Are Losing Ground in Europe

Excerpts from the meeting between Václav Klaus, President of the Czech Republic, and members of the Conference of the Presidents of the European Parliament, Friday 5 December 2008, Prague Castle. (Via Saormheain Eireann)

 Daniel Cohn-Bendit MEP: I brought you a flag, which – as we heard – you have everywhere here at the Prague Castle. It is the flag of the European Union, so I will place it here in front of you.
It will be a tough Presidency...

A Better Fit

A quote from Spengler at Takimag, 8 December 2008

Some years ago Cardinal Baffi of Bologna suggested that Europe seek Catholic immigrants from Latin America. In a small way, something like this is happening. Half the working population of Ecuador has left the country, mostly for Spain. From the American vantage point, it may seem odd for the Europeans to wish themselves inundated by Latin American immigrants, but the alternative for Europe is to get immigrants from Africa and the Middle East. All told, Latin American Catholics are a better fit. Most of Europe has reached a demographic point of no return where nothing but immigration will avail it.

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