Greece key hub for migrants heading to EU, Europol says. No kidding!
No kidding…but enough with the statistics. It’s time to get on with the deportations. If Greece’s ruling government cannot handle it, then should it should be excluded from Schengen.
The V4 Report does not believe the leaders of Greece will deny entry any time soon. Unfortunately, the Greek government is a lost cause.
Given this reality, there are two choices:
1. The status quo where migrants roam Europe, sometimes being shuffled between states under the banner of ‘deportation’. The problem: Very few are deported outside of Europe, which is somewhat useless in the grand scheme of things.
If the migrants are not actually deported out of Europe, eventually the UN and Brussels will find ways to resettle them in Europe.
As a result, without repercussions or the threat of being sent back, the migrant flow will keep flowing.
2. If Greece insists on waving-through the migrants to others, Europe must implement a permanent mechanism to swiftly deport the migrants outside of Europe.
Absent a sealed border, rapid and mass deportations are the best way to break this cycle and the will of the migrants, who would think twice about wasting their efforts if it resulted in a swift trip back to Turkey (EU already has a deal with Turkey but it is not being implemented by Greece) or to their countries of origin.
Hungary and Italy are two examples of strength backed by determination. In these two examples, both countries benefit from leaders who possess the will to stop illegal migration…a will that is greater than the force pressing up against it.
As a result, the migrants have become discouraged and rarely even try to enter Hungary. In Italy, except for a few provocative attempts by the NGOs, the arrivals are down almost 95%.
The question is not whether Europe can defend its borders…but if they have will to do so?