Bavarian revolt? No, Seehofer/Merkel dance again

Bavarian revolt? No, Seehofer/Merkel dance again

*Update 4-15-2016.  The original post below was Dec2015.  Some of the details are different but the point is the same: the sister party of Merkel, the CSU and their leader Seehofer, love to make noise but are not men of action. Just the opposition Merkel enjoys, token; just like the old days.  Today, out to save their own positions of power, they managed to strike another useless deal with Merkel to appear as if they are influencing her.  After all, elections are coming in 2017.  All this tough talk about laws to integrate migrants are vague and almost impossible to measure.  Please read my 3-29-2016 blog about why I believe it is all smoke and mirrors. But original article below sheds some light on the relationship of Merkel and her so-called critics/allies.

Original Post Dec.14 2015:

It’s Sunday, a day of rest.  But migrants never rest and 7,000 more “were allowed” in.  The problem is plainly evident except for those leaders in Germany.  They are meeting again at some CDU (Merkel’s party) conference.  The same thing will happen, Merkel is predictable:  She will say Germany cannot have limits but that she wants to reduce the numbers coming to Germany via the agreement with Turkey and solidarity with other EU states. Her so-called opponents in her own party will huff and puff about Germany needing limits but, in the end, will do nothing about it but confirm their support for their Queen.  It’s all rather boring, pointless and useless.  Tomorrow another 7,000 will be allowed in on the coast of Greece.

Germany and Merkel are first and foremost concerned with themselves. It is now clear that they and the powers at the EU have no intention of sealing the “external border”.  They believe they can handle a million or so migrants PER YEAR, well sort of.  The limits they talk of are not about limiting the number of migrants that can enter the EU, this is not a concern to them.  The limits they spoke of were that “Germany can take 500,000 per year”.  The numbers do not add up.  Where do the other 500,000+ go?  The missing equation is her term “solidarity with other EU members”, which means a binding and endless refugee redistribution plan which will force countries such as Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, and Poland to accept refugees they do not wish to have.  Moreover, it will force migrants to places that they do not want to be.  This is a volatile mix for sure.

The Visegrad4 nations and other CEE states will oppose this, and in the end, Germany will not be able to force their will on these countries again.  But even with a victory here, there still remain big problems for all in the EU, and that is the open border.  Visegrad4 should by all means decide how many and who comes to their country, but if the EU continues “to allow” a million+ per year to enter the EU, the chaos and danger will eventually find its way everywhere.

There is one solution and it’s not for the politically correct or UN-types, but it has worked in the past when exercised with authority by men of strength, such as Dwight Eisenhower and Tony Abbott (note: Abbott was no Eisenhower (who was) but faced with an influx of illegal immigrants he rose to the occasion).  The boats carrying the migrants and refugees must be turned back to Turkey, even with the NATO elite Greece Navy escorting it back for safety.  The migrants must not be “allowed in”, they have to be turned back, not only to send future refugees a message, but also to send Turkey and the other Arab states (most notably Saudi Arabia) a clear message:  it’s time for you to stop dumping and to start taking care of your own house.  The Gulf states are the ones who helped create the chaos in Syria and its about time they take a break from their manicures and start doing their fair share.

All it takes is a good week or two of sending back the boats and the message will be heard.  Tony Abbott did exactly this for Australia and they no longer have a problem.  Eisenhower deported a million Mexican illegals with only 750-1000 men and in rapid fashion.

The question: Does the EU, Greece, Germany, and Merkel have the courage to do so?  I am doubtful, but if they want to save Europe, they need to cease the endless and useless chatter about “values” and start sealing the border and deporting.  It is the only way!  For what type of “values” risk the security of your own people in the name of “humanity”.  And what is worth preserving if not your culture.

Good night and stay strong Visegrad4.

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13 hours ago

V4 Report

* Germany 🇪🇺🇩🇪: Angela Merkel’s scheme to link EU money to migration quotas faces stiff opposition from not just Visegrad, but from others as well. Even Luxembourg 🇱🇺 is skeptical.

** Instead of rewarding countries that fight to reduce illegal migration by securing borders and implementing measures to rapidly deport the migrants outside of Europe, the leaders of Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands want to reward nations that take-in large amounts of migrants. This seems odd and counterproductive.

One can only imagine the bribes, kickbacks and corruption that would result from this fiasco, which would only encourage more incentives for the migrants to seek Europe, especially given Western Europe’s lack of will to deport.

- According to the Financial Times, Merkel’s proposal to link EU money to migration policy was roundly criticised by Berlin’s traditional budget allies in Austria and Luxembourg, as well as the EU’s newer members in Central Europe.

Berlin’s proposal to link parts of the large “cohesion funding” budget to measures on migrant relocation provoked a backlash.

The PM of Austria 🇦🇹, Sebastian Kurz, was direct and to the point explaining that the budget should bolster Europe’s external border controls rather than rewarding countries that host migrants. “Solidarity is much more than sheltering refugees,” Kurz said.

Dalia Grybauskaite, Lithuania’s 🇱🇹 president, said cohesion funding was for “better convergence, not for anything else”.

Xavier Bettel, Luxembourg’s premier, said the German plan risked stoking backlash from Europe. “If we link the funds to migration questions, then we’ll be punished afterwards — not by the governments but the people,” he said.

While the V4 Report often disagrees with the PM of Luxembourg, he is absolutely correct. If this measure is forced on Central Europe, the people will punish Brussels and the EU will likely break. This is unacceptable.

However, France is more receptive to the German plan, and is pushing for countries also to consider tying budget cash to a country’s labour market standards and its tax policy.

It’s tax policy? Why would the nation states allow Brussels or Paris to meddle in their tax policies? This is not only “anti-competitive” and ludicrous but represents another step towards federalization.

Clearly, there is no solidarity regarding migration and the issue is very divisive and bitter. The disconnect between the EU West and Central Europe is too deep to solve the migration crisis under the false slogan of “EU solidarity”.

Something will have to give or break.

- On a more positive note, leaders on Friday rejected automatically approving the candidates to emerge from the parliament elections next year. This was the system that brought Jean-Claude Juncker to power as European Commission president in 2013.

The so-called “lead candidate” or Spitzenkandidaten system ties the commission job to the result of the European Parliament elections. This has been criticised for giving too much power to MEPs to decide on one of the EU’s most influential posts.

The V4 Report agrees and would soundly recommend any measure that grants the European Parliament (EP) more power. In fact, we believe the EP must be marginalized and radically downsized. It is a circus.

*** Migration has exposed the flaws of the EU, which is more divided than ever. It has also severely discredited and weakened Merkel’s standing in Europe. She looks finished.

There will be plenty of battles on the horizon but the multicult EU Project seems to be self-destructing. The legacy of Angela Merkel, Matteo Renzi and the arrogant bureaucrats of Brussels will not be remembered well.

They have failed Europe. It’s time to move on.

www.ft.com/content/7d6c1bea-18b3-11e8-9376-4a6390addb44
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* Germany 🇪🇺🇩🇪:  Angela Merkel’s scheme to link EU money to migration quotas faces stiff opposition from not just Visegrad, but from others as well. Even Luxembourg 🇱🇺 is skeptical.  

** Instead of rewarding countries that fight to reduce illegal migration by securing borders and implementing measures to rapidly deport the migrants outside of Europe, the leaders of Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands want to reward nations that take-in large amounts of migrants.  This seems odd and counterproductive.

One can only imagine the bribes, kickbacks and corruption that would result from this fiasco, which would only encourage more incentives for the migrants to seek Europe, especially given Western Europe’s lack of will to deport.

- According to the Financial Times, Merkel’s proposal to link EU money to migration policy was roundly criticised by Berlin’s traditional budget allies in Austria and Luxembourg, as well as the EU’s newer members in Central Europe.

Berlin’s proposal to link parts of the large “cohesion funding” budget to measures on migrant relocation provoked a backlash.

The PM of Austria 🇦🇹, Sebastian Kurz, was direct and to the point explaining that the budget should bolster Europe’s external border controls rather than rewarding countries that host migrants. “Solidarity is much more than sheltering refugees,” Kurz said.

Dalia Grybauskaite, Lithuania’s 🇱🇹 president, said cohesion funding was for “better convergence, not for anything else”.

Xavier Bettel, Luxembourg’s premier, said the German plan risked stoking backlash from Europe.  “If we link the funds to migration questions, then we’ll be punished afterwards — not by the governments but the people,” he said. 

While the V4 Report often disagrees with the PM of Luxembourg, he is absolutely correct.  If this measure is forced on Central Europe, the people will punish Brussels and the EU will likely break.  This is unacceptable.

However, France is more receptive to the German plan, and is pushing for countries also to consider tying budget cash to a country’s labour market standards and its tax policy. 

It’s tax policy?  Why would the nation states allow Brussels or Paris to meddle in their tax policies?  This is not only “anti-competitive” and ludicrous but represents another step towards federalization.

Clearly, there is no solidarity regarding migration and the issue is very divisive and bitter.  The disconnect between the EU West and Central Europe is too deep to solve the migration crisis under the false slogan of “EU solidarity”.

Something will have to give or break.

- On a more positive note, leaders on Friday rejected automatically approving the candidates to emerge from the parliament elections next year. This was the system that brought Jean-Claude Juncker to power as European Commission president in 2013.

The so-called “lead candidate” or Spitzenkandidaten system ties the commission job to the result of the European Parliament elections.  This has been criticised for giving too much power to MEPs to decide on one of the EU’s most influential posts. 

The V4 Report agrees and would soundly recommend any measure that grants the European Parliament (EP) more power.  In fact, we believe the EP must be marginalized and radically downsized.  It is a circus.

*** Migration has exposed the flaws of the EU, which is more divided than ever.  It has also severely discredited and weakened Merkel’s standing in Europe.  She looks finished.

There will be plenty of battles on the horizon but the multicult EU Project seems to be self-destructing.  The legacy of Angela Merkel, Matteo Renzi and the arrogant bureaucrats of Brussels will not be remembered well.

They have failed Europe.  It’s time to move on.

https://www.ft.com/content/7d6c1bea-18b3-11e8-9376-4a6390addb44

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You are so right. In fact, what I think they have done is they have destroyed the EU project. It is truly disintegrating. Falling apart. Merkel, Macron and Juncker's legacy will be as the ones who dismantled the union.

she said wir schaffen dass, maybe thought take the money from others...at least

Europe's leaders lost their mind. The time is soon for countries to decide whether they want to stay in the EU, or not.

Hi guys. Your quote from Bettel is not correct. What he said was that cutting funds will punish people and not governments. He never said anything about people punishing governments as you have interpreted his words. Merkel's idea too seems crazy only on the surface. What she actually means is securing EU funds for Germany's migrant infested regions.

She is intoxicated.

Somebody TAKE this woman OUT of there !! Cant stand her!!! She hates us, european people! She is of course working with Soros plan!! OUT OUt OUT||

She is not even Chanceler yet because she failed to form a coalition so far!!

Kdyby koalice zkrachovala a Makrel by musela nové volby !Toto si přeji a ne aby dále měla hlavní slovo tento novodobý Adolf a vládla dále - nadělala moc škody a ještě nám bude poroučet a škodit stačilo nechci!!!!

stupid german cow

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* Italy 🇮🇹: Video of growing tension in Pisa as March 4th election nears. Violent charges in the late afternoon as police block left-wing, anti-Salvini mob.

The police presence looks too light to us. There should be more to keep the streets safe. The Italian election is getting intense and will be one to watch.

Good luck to Matteo Salvini and Lega Nord

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SCONTRI A PISA Tensione crescente in vista delle elezioni. Violente cariche nel tardo pomeriggio a Pisa. La polizia blocca corteo anti-Salvini
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Mi a szart figyeljünk rajta??? A nemzetközi ballib, Sorosék, az EU, az ENSz, nem engedi, hogy a jobboldal nyerjen! Csak a ballib oldal. Ennyi! Mit figyeljünk rajta????

Why?😤😤😤😤😤😤

What is anti salvini?

tam sa to otoci, ziadni migranti a ti co su pojdu do mora

You Italians do not respect the rule of law. In Poland, the police are not attacking calm protesting people.

Ezaz aprítani a csőcseléket!

aha..the democratic liberals who "accept others"... sure....what is this red flag with star at the end of script?

liberal love and tolerance :D

Úgy látom Pisa nem turista célpont egyenlőre.😕

It is like Trum election, the same modus operandi... Exactly, i bet some open societies are behind these riots......George Soros, as always

Polizziotti bravi, cosi sapra la sinistra defficiente , di che cosa si sta parlando!

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