The EU-Turkey ‘Agreement’, negotiated yesterday, is dead in the water before it starts. Here are a couple of questions:
1. Is the EU capable of adequately assessing 200,000 refugees, now trapped in Greece and Italy?
[No, not without proper training of assessors and protection by sufficient army and security personnel.]
2. If and when the 200,000 are sent back to Turkey before equivalent numbers of Syrians are then transported to the EU, is there any estimate of how many will actually be sent?
[None at all. Except for trivial numbers none are likely to be transferred anyway because at least half a dozen EU countries — who’ve understandably kept quiet during the negotiations — will refuse to have any.]