Monday, September 25, 2006

Can Europe be Saved?

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It can if other European nations do what the Swiss are doing:

Swiss voters have overwhelmingly approved tougher regulations on asylum seekers as well as new limits on immigration for people from outside the European Union.

But an initiative to prop up the country's ailing old-age pension scheme with profits from the National Bank failed to win a majority at the ballot box.

Around 68 per cent of voters endorsed amended laws on asylum and immigration in Sunday's vote, according to official results. All 26 cantons were also behind the measures, which were approved last year by parliament.

The United Nations Refugee Agency, which had criticised the new asylum legislation, said Switzerland's laws would now be among the toughest in Europe.

Of course the UN is against this policy as they are against anything that would protect nations from terrorism.

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