Europol's actions prove the threat of terrorism via the Balkan Migrant route

Published May 10, 2016

steven.jpgEuropol, the European Police Agency, are sending experts into the migrant camps in Greece to search for terrorists. They accept what UKIP has been saying for years that terrorists are taking advantage of “the flow of thousands of refugees” coming to Europe, and disguising themselves in order to sneak in amongst them, according to Manuel Navarrete Paniagua, head of Europol’s European Counter Terrorism Centre.

Steven Woolfe MEP, the UKIP Migration spokesman said, "This action itself is an acknowledgement that Europe is vulnerable to potential terrorists using the migrant trail to enter Europe. While this is a positive move for the situation we are currently in, it is not guaranteed to have any meaningful effect. For the victims of multiple terrorist attacks over the past 12 months, this is too little too late considering the million plus migrants who entered Europe last year, from the Middle East.

"If it wasn't for the EU's Free Movement of People across Europe, this deployment would not have been necessary. The Schengen policy, which is a foundation of the EU political project, has made Europe less secure and left the continent exposed to terrorism. Even Frontex, who are behind this policy announcement, acknowledge the deep security implications of the Free Movement policy.

"Security is a central part to the UK Brexit debate. Proper border controls are essential to any security policy. Only by leaving the EU, can we ensure our protection from a borderless Europe."

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