Despite a request from France to do so, the Norwegian government said that it would not be taking in any illegal alien invaders, which were picked up by the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms ship. (Why not just order Spain to take them in? After all, Open Arms is a Spanish so-called ‘rescue’ vessel, working with African human traffickers).
Voice of Europe (h/t Maurice) Jøran Kallmyr, Norway’s Justice and Immigration Minister has reiterated that his government has declined France’s offer, stating that Norway would not accept any migrants from the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) migrant transport ferry the Ocean Viking either, NKR reports.
While speaking about his reasons for rejecting France’s proposal, Kallmyr told NKR, “basic mechanisms to prevent people from going out to sea are not in place. And before this is in place, we do not want to participate in a distribution [of migrants].”
The decision comes after Open Arms was permitted to dock temporarily at Italy’s Lampedusa island following a 19-day protracted standoff, but will not be allowed to stay in Italy.
Salvini quickly responded to the Patronaggio’s threats and move to offload migrants into Italian territory, saying, “If anybody thinks they can scare me with the umpteenth complaint and wants a trial, they’re mistaken.”
Proactiva’s Open Arms could face severe fines of up to 900,000 euros by the Spanish government for picking up the migrants. Spain’s Deputy Prime Minister Carmen Calvo said, “The Open Arms doesn’t have a permit to rescue.”