Brexit-EU talks will not be easy on migration: UK, EU, France and the Visegrad states.
The over-rated Eurocrat, Michel Barnier, claims UK migrant pact could spark Calais crisis.
Maybe Sir Michel does not realize that there already is a migrant crisis in Calais…and that Macron lacks the character and qualities it takes to deport the illegals out of Europe.
While both parties squabble over the final destination of these illegals, neither seems interested in actually solving the crisis with deportations out of Europe.
Even with the current agreement, there will always be tensions regarding illegal migration between the UK and France so long as the illegals remain in Europe.
– Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator, is understood to favour separate “bilateral” agreements between the UK and member states to handle the returns of failed asylum seekers.
However, France and Austria want one EU-wide policy and fear refusing Boris Johnson’s bloc-wide proposal could spark an “influx” of illegals in and around Channel ports and provide new opportunities for human traffickers.
In reality, as long as the EU and UK offer rich benefits, a welcoming culture and the illegals are not deported out of Europe, there will always be a high demand for smugglers.
* A bloc-wide policy would be more efficient and in the best interests of the UK, instead of trying to negotiate bilateral agreements with 27 states. However, this may not have much impact unless the UK also leaves the Council of Europe and its activist ECHR Court, which handcuffs nations from properly defending borders and deporting swiftly…among other things.
France would also benefit from the bloc-wide policy since the overwhelming majority of illegals cross the Channel from its territory. With Germany, France and the EU Commission obsessed with ‘relocation solidarity’, in our opinion, this could possibly open the door to giving France an opportunity to transfer some of the illegals to others in the EU. They would become the next border state to claim they are overwhelmed.
** From the Visegrad perspective, they have been wise and have kept good relations with the UK, and we certainly hope the bitterness of some small-minded Eurocrats does not complicate their efforts to work together in the future.
However, the V4 would probably be better off with bilateral agreements to shield them from Brussels and the possible attempts of France and Germany to create an EU solidarity mechanism to share the illegals returned from the UK.
*** The biggest key for the UK is to exit the Council of Europe (different than EU) to give it more leverage, flexibility and freedom to seal its borders and send the illegals back to where they came from or their countries of origin.
If it comes to bilateral agreements, the V4 Report believes the UK and Visegrad nations are mature enough and wise enough to be able to negotiate agreements between each other in good faith.
EU wide agreements are usually designed for best interests of the West EU bloc and to expand scope and power of Brussels.