Does Europe need more advice from Germany, especially its interior ministry, regarding migration?
Not only did Angela Merkel unleash the wave, but she refuses to take responsibility for it. Instead of implementing a major and ongoing operation to deport the illegals outside of Europe, the German government has focused on an EU-wide tool to redistribute the illegals across the bloc, which would complete Berlin’s (or Brussels’) goal of committing the EU to mass migration on a permanent basis (UN Migration Compact).
Another hidden purpose behind this German reform is to prevent secondary movements in the EU, where the majority of migrants seek a rich but feeble Germany (migrants do as they please and walk all over the Germans).
Instead of slashing benefits to encourage self-deportation, there have even been proposals from Germany to require all EU states to ‘harmonize upwards’ the benefits offered to migrants to match those of Germany and Sweden.
Typical Grand Coalition ‘solidarity’ (poison).
– German Deputy Interior Minister, Helmut Teichmann, is urging EU states to relocate migrants from Greece.
This would be as foolish as appointing a radical from Sweden (Ylva Johansson) as the EU’s migration minister.
If Germany and France want more migrants, they can send officials to Turkey to take them directly (a mistake but their choice), but their proposals for some EU mechanism to relocate the migrants from Greece across the European mainland are counterproductive and will only serve to lure more migrants.
Germany has things reversed. The main focus must be on deporting the illegals in Greece and elsewhere outside of Europe, and to actually deny entry instead of playing the same old futile game of ‘managing’ migration.
Germany must learn to speak for themselves, or better yet, the European nation states must defy Germany in order to make their own choices.
– German Deputy Interior Minister, Helmut Teichmann called the relocation of 50 ‘unaccompanied minors’ (only four girls) from Greece to Germany the first step of many to come.
“We are taking a first step now and taking 50 unaccompanied children, but I can say from now on that it will not be the last. We are ready to take on a total of up to 350 children,” said the German Deputy Foreign Minister in an interview with ERT.
At the same time, he urged other European Union countries to take part in the initiative to relocate unaccompanied minors, who are overwhelmingly teen males from Afghanistan.
“Germany has always stressed, along with nine other EU states and our Greek counterparts, that we are looking for a European solution for the Greek islands,” he said in reference to the eastern Aegean islands that are flooded with illegal immigrants. (Germany and it’s eight plebe states are not the only voice in Europe).
“Luxembourg and Germany have taken the first step. However, other steps must be taken by the rest of our European friends, who want to take part in the initiative and urge the rest of the states, which I am doing now, to plan the second step now and implement it after the coronavirus pandemic,” he said.
On immigration, Teichmann noted that a new immigration pact, which would focus on the new rules of European asylum law, would be a priority for the German presidency in the second half of the year.
Germany’s pursuit, according to him, is a decongestion of states flooded with illegal immigrants, mainly Spain, Italy and Greece.
In other words, migrant relocations, not deportations.
“Greece has been burdened a lot in recent years and we need strong external borders, which is a pillar of the new asylum law,” he said.
* Few believe the fake talk of Berlin or the EU Commission when it involves defending the borders; it is impossible to have strong external borders by trying to manage migration and rewarding illegal migrants (Turkey, from which they enter, is a safe country) by relocating them across Europe.
What type of message does this send?
It would also serve as a bail-out to the border states, which will have less incentive to deport or to deny entry, knowing that others in the EU will receive the migrants (Italy and Malta offer lessons and examples before and after the virus).
If relocation is the EU solution, this reform is dead upon arrival…for it will intensify the bitter divisions and battles already present in the EU.
One will either embrace the necessity of mass deportations out of Europe…or be prepared to have the Commission commit the EU to mass migration.
The EU is bitterly divided; inevitably, the EU will need to be broken into pieces; the future points to smaller, less-intrusive regional alliances that better reflect the values and beliefs of its people.