V4 Report: * Brussels is preparing to tell countries outside the EU to take back migrants slated for deportation or face visa caps designed for “elites and diplomats” up to three months. This will surely solve the problem, right?
** The V4 Report finds this action both “late and weak”. If the EU wants results, they will need to utilize threats of massive foreign aid (i.e., hard cash) cuts to these countries. They can also slash benefits to encourage “self-deportation” and decrease the “pull factors” that lure the migrants to Europe.
Brussels has both the tools and leverage to secure the borders and to demand that other countries take back their citizens, but do the really have the will? We think it’s doubtful.
– Under the proposed legislation, which the German newspaper Die Welt said would be announced on Wednesday, countries that failed to cooperate would first see fewer visas granted to elites, diplomats, and those with service passports for an initial period of three months.
If that failed to secure change, issuance of visas to “normal” citizens would also be reduced, by means including “reducing the number of service windows at consulates”.
Under the plan, European Union member states would inform the Commission, the EU’s executive arm, if they had trouble repatriating failed asylum seekers. The Commission would then offer a response accordingly. Anything else?
Sounds like a plan. Onward? 🧚♂️🇪🇺🧚♀️
*** We see where this plan is going……nowhere. However, reality can only be ignored for so long. It is not enough to slap a few “diplomats” on the wrist or to recite poems of “solidarity”.
Europe has no other choice but to create a permanent and ongoing deportation mechanism to resettle the migrants back to their homes or outside of Europe.
The trouble: EU Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos wants to design a plan that directly transports new migrants from Africa to “commit” the EU to mass migration. From there, the migrants would be distributed throughout Europe.
Something will have to give. We shall find out exactly “what” this summer as Brussels attempts to expand and enlarge the migrant quota scheme.
Visegrad, Austria, the Baltics and others in the CEE region (and possibly Italy) will have a thing or to say about that.