The migrant crisis now convulsing Europe could spell the end of the European Union (EU), a key Eurocrat has warned. Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Vice-President of the European Commission, believes the inability of member nations to absorb the human tide is tearing at the very fabric of the would-be superstate. Her answer is to continue to enforce migrant quotas on all EU member countries, including those that might have trouble handling the huge numbers of mostly young Muslim men, while ignoring the guiding principle of the Dublin Agreement which sets the legal requirement for all migrants to be processed at their point of entry rather than be allowed to travel on.
In an interview for Il Sole 24 Ore newspaper in Italy, Mrs Mogherini outlined her key concerns over the resistance of some countries to accept the migrant influx.
“I said that will not be easy to apply redistribution of the migrants, because some European countries do not have experience in hosting foreigners,” she said. “The disconnect between European and national laws is serious. The crisis will get worse, with chain reactions between public opinion and national governments if we do not get the tools right. Without these, there is the risk of [EU] disintegration.
“Conversely, if we equip the community with legal instruments up to the challenge – and it will not be easy – we could make a leap forward in the integration.”
The ‘legal instruments’ would require a change to the Dublin Agreement as Mrs Mogherini conceded. She said:
“Everyone is aware that the principle of Dublin does not give the EU the means to react to the phenomenon of migration , caused by wars , poverty and climate change . No country can manage the problem alone.”
The Dublin Regulation identifies the Member State responsible for the examination of an asylum claim in the European Union.
The regulation is intended to avoid asylum seekers being sent from one country to another or being able to abuse the system by the submission of several applications. The country in which the migrant first applies for asylum is responsible for either accepting or rejecting the claim, and the seeker may not restart the process in another jurisdiction.
Germany’s decision to open its doors to Syrians in unlimited numbers early in the summer defied the agreement and encouraged economic migrants to cross Europe before initiating asylum applications.
This is not the first time Mrs Mogherini has addressed the problem of pan-European migration. She has previously spoken of her support for Islamisation in general in that context. Her ideals can be summed up thus:
“Islam holds a place in our Western societies. Islam belongs in Europe. It holds a place in Europe’s history, in our culture, in our food and – what matters most – in Europe’s present and future. Like it or not, this is the reality. ( . . .) With the European project, after World War II, not only we accepted diversity: we expressed a Desire for diversity to be a core feature of our Union.”
“We need to show some humble respect for diversity. Diversity is the core feature of our European history, and it is our strength. ( . . .) For this reason I am not afraid to say that political Islam should be part of the picture.”Mrs Mogherini’s most recent comments come a day after Austria announced plans to build a fence at a major border crossing with fellow EU state Slovenia to “control” the migrant influx. As Breitbart London reported, the move is another blow to the bloc’s Schengen zone which guarantees passport-free travel across most of the continent.
Meanwhile estimates from a senior Turkish officials suggest that at least one million Syrians will try to reach Turkey this winter, according to the Telegraph.
If the migrant rate dose reach the predicted levels, Turkey could become home to as many as three to four million Syrian migrants.