Elon Musk criticizes German aid | EUROtoday

Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now.

Elon Musk criticized, on Saturday September 30, Berlin’s help for NGOs rescuing migrants within the Mediterranean, after sharing a put up on Friday advocating an electoral victory for the far-right German social gathering AfD. “Is the German public aware of this? »wrote the American billionaire on Friday on his social network ‘AfD wins the elections. »

Regional elections are due to take place on October 8 in Germany, Bavaria (South) and Hesse (Center). “Yes, that’s what we call saving lives,” the German Foreign Ministry responded to the businessman on X.

“So you’re proud of it actually. Interesting. Frankly, I doubt that a majority of the German public supports this. Did you do a survey? Surely it is a violation of Italian sovereignty for Germany to transport large numbers of illegal immigrants onto Italian soil? This makes us think of an invasion…” added the boss of the electrical automobile producer Tesla and SpaceX on the night time of Friday to Saturday. “Illegal immigration must stop, but I am completely in favor of a significant expansion and simplification of legal immigration,” Elon Musk additionally wrote within the meantime on X.

Standoff between Italy and Germany

On Friday, the top of the Italian authorities, Giorgia Meloni, warned that her nation not needed to welcome migrants saved by overseas NGOs. Rome accuses Berlin of financing a number of aid NGOs within the Mediterranean, a few of which function below the German flag. Giorgia Meloni wrote to Chancellor Olaf Scholz this week to specific her “amazement” at these subsidies.

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock on Thursday defended the position of NGOs who come to the aid of migrants making an attempt to enter Europe by way of Italy. “Saving people from drowning at sea is a legal and European obligation,” she careworn. The reception of refugees has returned to the middle of debate in Germany with the robust push of the AfD whose voting intentions are reaching information.

At the start of September Elon Musk threatened to sue the Anti-Defamation League (ADL, which fights anti-Semitism and racism), which he accuses of defamation in opposition to his social community.