The European Commission seems to hope that by renaming the compulsory relocation of migrants as a form of “mandatory solidarity,” no one will notice that it is proposing the same solutions as in 2015 when a wave of refugees and illegal migrants flooded Europe.
The same sort of pressure is being brought to bear on member states that refused to back mandatory migrant quotas in 2015.
The EU’s Swedish presidency is pretending we are dealing with new solutions, but this is instead just a return to 2015 and shows that the Eurocracy is incapable of learning from its mistakes. The creation of a relocation system is an incentive for more waves of migrants. It is also anything but humanitarian, as it would entail migrants being sent to live in places they where don’t want to live.
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The €22,000 penalty per rejected migrant that member states will have to fork out, sits uncomfortably with the fact that only €200 per person was offered to Poland to house refugees from Ukraine. It also fails to take any notice of the aid Poland is already offering. The EU commission is trying to coerce Poland to fund the migration mistakes of Western Europe.
The EU establishment is also sending a very clear message to both Poland and Ukraine: Your sacrifices do not matter. What matters is our ideology.
It is also worth noting the numbers involved. The European Commission is proposing the relocation of 30,000 migrants to Poland, with the possibility of that number rising to 120,000. At the same time, Western nations are claiming that the €22,000 penalty per migrant is not enough.
Central Europeans are opposing this policy as a limitation of their sovereignty. They also point to the fact that the answer to the crisis is the defense of EU borders, such as the one undertaken by Poland on its border with Belarus, and combating human trafficking.
The situation should also be seen within the context of the European Commission, together with Berlin and Paris, seeking to do away with the member states’ veto and introduce a centralized model of a federal Europe.
Macron and Scholz, who failed to give Ukraine the backing it needed and for years pursued a policy of appeasement of Russia, now want to rule Europe and tell those who made the right calls on these and other issues what they should be doing.