EU, Germany and Migration; another Grand Coalition disaster. 🕳🙈🕳
Germany sets out plan for automatic relocation of asylum seekers. Despite the word not being used in the document, it is clear the scheme would be compulsory.
Such an automatic relocation scheme is designed to be permanent and not merely used in a crisis.
Absent is no new proposal on returning or deporting migrants to their home countries.
Bottom line: Germany is trying to use others in the EU to “bail them out” from its colossal mistakes. They call it “EU Solidarity”.
– On Monday, German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) is expected to present the document to his colleagues at one of their regular gatherings in Brussels, and on Thursday and Friday there will be meetings in Berlin with EU member countries.
* To be frank, based on its past history of failure, Germany does not posses the moral authority to lead on this issue.
The document is a complete nonsense but consistent with Germany’s long-held beliefs. Sprinkle in some “lip service” about defending borders while developing a permanent mechanism of endless quotas in an attempt to “manage” migration based on the so-called principles of EU solidarity.
** We are back to Merkel’s original solutions from 2015!
– In the German plan, EASO, the EU agency for asylum, would play a key role. There’s already a Commission proposal to turn EASO into the European Union Agency for Asylum (EUAA) and in the German plan if an applicant gets through the initial assessment, then “the EUAA would determine which member state is responsible for examining the asylum application.” (i.e., forced to accept the migrants.)
The decision on which country would be responsible would be taken on the basis of a “fair share” through factors such as population size and GDP.
– In addition, the document includes an EU-wide “index scheme”, where social benefits are funded across the EU and “paid according to an index which would ensure that benefits are at an equivalent level across the EU, independent of the member state.”
– The German document calls for an initial assessment of asylum applications at the external border. While this sounds logical at first glance, it will not work, considering:
What does “at the external border” mean for Greece or any other border state with ‘waters’? It sounds like “at the external border” means already in the EU, yet there are no new proposals in the document to send back migrants to their home countries.
This does not add up. If a migrant is denied while “at the external border” in Greece, where shall he go, if not deported back to his home country?
Is this not the main problem in Greece today…the inability to send “all irregulars” back to Turkey? What makes Seehofer believe (he probably doesn’t) that the EU can deport migrants back to their home countries, considering their utter lack of success in the past?
*** One sees where this is going. There is nothing new in Germany, Brussels or the Grand Coalition. The goal is to commit the EU to mass migration by expanding the definition of a “refugee” in an attempt to turn illegal migration into legal migration.
Why does Germany keep pushing the same agenda (migrant sharing) wrapped-up in a different package? Germany is in “over its head” and realizes the migrants are targeting its country.
Since Germany’s goal is not to stop migration, it seeks to share the burden instead via forced quotas and a scheme to ‘harmonize upwards’ the benefits available to migrants across the EU. (Germany should not fool itself, Muslim migrants are attracted to it not only for the rich benefits, but it’s welcoming culture as well.)
**** Bottom line: One cannot expect a German member of the Grand Coalition (Seehofer) or a former member of Merkel’s inner circle (von der Leyen) to stop migration or to defend the European way of life.
Given the current domination of the West EU bloc, we do not see the possibility of change in the EU. Eventually, the EU may break into various pieces in the form of smaller, less-intrusive regional alliances that better reflect the values and culture of its people.