Meanwhile, for the 80,000-inhabitant city of Ceuta, the pressure is becoming unbearable. At city hall, Councilwoman Mabel Deu complains that though Ceuta is key to securing the EU’s external borders in Africa, it is left alone to shoulder the burden of the accompanying problems. And now Spain’s new socialist foreign minister, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, wants to remove the barbed wire from the fence, ratcheting up fears among Ceuta’s majority-conservative leadership.

Source: At Spain′s enclave of Ceuta, African refugees dream of Europe | World| Breakings news and perspectives from around the globe | DW | 22.08.2018