Eastern European countries may be forced accept quotas for migrants – Telegraph

English: Map of Eastern European Countries

English: Map of Eastern European Countries (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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.

Source: Eastern European countries may be forced accept quotas for migrants – Telegraph

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?

Thoughts?

Opinion – Refugee Smuggling a Big Business in the Balkans – SPIEGEL ONLINE – John Gelmini

Der Spiegel

Der Spiegel (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Once again, Spiegel Online, in this article, brought to us by Dr Alf, has provided us with a well-written and thoughtful article. This time, it’s about Balkans-based people smugglers.

In answer to Dr Alf’s open question, Germany’s approach which is to take in huge numbers of refugees versus Hungary’s approach which is to try and bar their progress, is bound to encourage the Balkan route or any route which brings migrants closer to Germany.

The German approach, plus the whimpering of the media and well-heeled people infused with “do-goodery” will cause the present trickle of people to become a flood and will enrich the people smugglers, who will use London to launder their money before transmuting it into “buy-to-leave” properties, gold and gems.

The people smugglers are a lot more fleet-of-foot and better resourced than the police forces ranged against them, so I have little faith in the ability of Europe’s police to have any effect on their activities.

Refugees who come to Britain or end up here have the added benefit of 19 million spare NI numbers and access to bogus documentation to enable them to work, gain access to housing and bring over more family members. When that happens on a large-scale, I have no doubt that the teutonically efficient reporters of Spiegel On line will be there on the spot giving us their take on a new emerging story.

John Gelmini