According to this deeply disturbing article from the Telelegraph, Germany’s foreign minister is threatening when he says it may consider use of “a qualified majority” to force Eastern European countries to accept quotas for migrants.
Germany’s policy on migration is seriously questionable on strategic grounds. Firstly, Germany is not focused on the cause of the migration crisis. Secondly, Germany’s government is in denial on the social consequences.
East European countries want to protect their culture. Is that so wrong?
There is already an ugly extreme right-wing push back to immigration in Germany. Similar trends are present elsewhere. Demographers are able to extrapolate social trends in Europe and ten years from now the traditional way of life will be lost. Let’s hope that sensible quotos prevail and the Germany policies are reversed before the ‘hard-right’ is able to take control with popular push-back. When Germans can’t get jobs because of the declining economy and immigrant benefits are given priority over social benefits for Germany’s indigenous pensioners the mix will be explosive.
Surely, the Eastern European countries have rights too, just like the US and Canada have declined to accept migrants?