Naguib Sawiris, an Egyptian billionaire businessman, told reporters that he didn’t receive an answer from the authorities of Greece regarding his proposal to purchase one of the Greek islands to settle refugees there.
Egyptian billionaire added that this is also the case with regard to the request sent to Italian authorities.
Earlier, the media reported that Naguib Sawiris wanted to buy an island from Greece or Italy to host refugees. For this purpose, he is ready to spend from $10 million to $100 million. Following the transaction, he planned to announced the island’s independence and provide the migrants with jobs, what would allow to lessen the load upon European countries suffering immigration influx. Such shelter was considered to be a temporary one, until the refugees wouldn’t have an opportunity to return home.