Libyan dictator Muammar al-Gaddafi says Europe should pay if it wants to stop the flow of African immigrants. Last week Gaddafi told a meeting of the African Union (AU): “In our final statement we will ask Europe to pay 10 billion euros per year if it really wants to stop migration toward Europe [...] Earth belongs to everybody. Why they [young Africans] emigrated to Europe – this should be answered by Europeans.”
At least 200,000 Africans enter Europe illegally every year. Hence, Gaddafi’s price of 10 billion euros means that Europe has to pay 50,000 euros for every immigrant it does not want to take in. Last year the European Commission paid Gaddafi 2 million euros to stop the flow of immigrants passing through Libya.