Albania becomes a "sump" for migrants

27.06.2018

In the European Union, several blocks of countries have emerged, whose approaches to the migration problem are almost impossible to reconcile. Albania is the only country that is at least temporarily able to reconcile the European Union (EU) states on this issue - in exchange for future membership in the community. Therefore, it is planned to make it a "settler" for illegal migrants at the EU gate.

Informal, held on Sunday, in part against the desire of Brussels, the EU summit on illegal migration, which initially expressed the desire to participate only a few countries, has become a landmark. It was attended by 16 of the 28 member countries of the community, at the level of heads of state and government. This is not surprising, since it dealt with a topic that has now become central to the EU, because it affects whether Europe is waiting for a positive future, or it is already necessary to prepare for her own death.

Following the results of open discussions, their participants came to the conclusion that it was necessary to strengthen the protection of the external borders of the community, by allocating additional funds and expanding the mandate of the EU border guard service - Frontex. It was stated that migrants should be deprived of the right to choose in which country of the community they can and want to settle. For the first time, the idea of placing centers for the reception of "refugees" in third countries was favorably received by many EU members. Panelists called for the preservation of freedom of movement within the Schengen area and recognized the need for reform of the Dublin agreement, which does not work and is unfair for countries on the southern external borders of the EU, particularly in Italy, Greece and Spain.

However, such an important problem as the desire of the rich and therefore especially tempting for the migrant community states to redistribute them to other EU countries on the basis of a "pan-European solution" showed that it can not be solved. Since even under the threat of financial sanctions, a number of countries in the community categorically refuse to accept "refugees", seeing in them problematic economic migrants that they do not need. This was demonstrated by the countries of the Visegrad Group, an anti-immigrant club within the EU consisting of Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, who defiantly ignored the Brussels mini-summit. In short, the migration problem was not solved, of course, but a better understanding of this problem is obvious. As French President Emmanuel Macron admitted, the migration crisis that began in Europe in 2015 turned into a political one, and it splits the EU.

The forum participants expressed a number of new ideas, some of which were previously banned, and now they will be discussed in detail at the main migration summit in late June. For example, Macron said that "a European solution is needed, based on the cooperation of all 28 EU countries, or those that are ready to go together and share the responsibility and burden that lie on some countries." That is, he for the first time publicly acknowledged that not all members of the community can address the migration problem, but only interested EU countries.

The French President pointed to the need "to work together with the countries of origin of migrants and the states through which their transit takes place, in particular, with Libya, the countries of the Balkans and Asia." The mention of the Balkans in this regard, as we shall see, is also new and far from accidental. Macron also spoke in favor of reforming the Dublin agreement, which placed an excessive burden on the Mediterranean countries of the EU to make it "more efficient." Merkel agreed with him, saying that

smugglers and refugees do not have to choose in which of the European countries their applications will be processed - who should have what duties, we must determine. "

The German Chancellor admitted that at the upcoming EU summit in a couple of days, "unfortunately, we will not find a common solution for the migration problem, so now we are talking about bilateral and tripartite arrangements to see how we can help each other without waiting for everyone." members of the EU ".

Thus, it became absolutely clear what can be expected from the EU's full-fledged EU summit on the migration issue scheduled for June 28-29, and that the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose government is due to the "refugees" on the verge of collapse, will not be able to find until July 1 a kind of "pan-European" solution to the migration problem. Merkel admitted at the conclusion of the Brussels mini-summit that her promise to the head of the Federal Foreign Office, Horst Seehofer, who challenged her, was impossible to find such a solution, and therefore the rate should be placed on "bilateral" and "tripartite" agreements with the countries concerned, try to "unite those who are ready for cooperation and develop a common framework for action." In other words, we are talking about separate initiatives and an uncertain future, which is unlikely to satisfy her Bavarian critics and prevent Seehofer from breaking down her office when he starts in a week's time to prevent migrants without documents from Germany and already registered in other EU countries.

Interesting suggestions and new ideas

For his part, Prime Minister of the EU Presidency Boiko Borisov, Brussels should close the external borders of the community, migration of migrants is possible only through border checkpoints, it is necessary to conduct active work with third countries that could accept "refugees".

Borisov was fully supported by his Belgian colleague Charles Michel:

An agreement on the control of external borders is necessary to preserve the Schengen and open internal borders. "
Further went the prime minister of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel: it is necessary to create centers for the reception of migrants under the auspices of the United Nations outside the EU, in neighboring countries:

Today we have a letter about the readiness of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees to take under their supervision centers for the reception of refugees outside the European Union. This opens up new opportunities for us to open such centers. We did not discuss this earlier, because earlier we did not have such guarantees. "

An interesting 10-point plan that will be discussed at the main EU migration summit in a few days was suggested by Italy, which stopped shipping its "human rights defenders" ships with hundreds of illegal migrants on board and announced its intention to stop countless abuses in the migration sphere. In the "European multi-level strategy on migration" proposed by Italy, there is much to be done. However, the document also contains items that will never be adopted by a number of EU member states, for example, the requirement to register for all members of the community in accordance with their potential and the number of already accepted "refugees" of the quota for economic migrants. And, if these countries refuse to accept them, they should be cut off funding from the EU budget. Rome also advocated a change in the Dublin Treaty and the establishment of centers for the reception of "refugees" in various countries of Europe, in order to reduce the burden on the Mediterranean countries.

According to the data of the European Commission published on the eve of Sunday's mini-summit, from 2015 to June 2018 more than 1 million 650 thousand illegal migrants were registered in the EU. Their number has decreased in recent years: 1.05 million people in 2015, 374 thousand in 2016, 184.7 thousand in 2017, and 50.3 thousand in the first half of 2018. However,

These figures, however, slyly bypass the fact that over the years, the "legal" entry into the EU of family members and numerous relatives of "illegal" asylum-seekers has increased dramatically. And that, therefore, there is no big difference between the current year and what was a couple of years ago in terms of getting to Europe alien and hostile to its culture. In any case, the migration tsunami has already dealt a terrible blow to the political system of Europe, and now Europeans have to deal with the consequences of this. At the same time, the European Commission noted the complete collapse of the "solidarity" of European countries in receiving migrants: only slightly more than 2% of newcomers - about 35 thousand "refugees" - managed to redistribute by quota. The European Commission did not publish statistics on the number of those who managed to be expelled from the number of those who refused to "shelter", since here there is absolutely nothing to boast of Brussels. Thus, the number of "illegal immigrants" is slowly but surely approaching 2 million ...

In the statements of a number of participants in the Brussels mini-summit, the idea of placing centers for the reception of "refugees" outside the EU, where there will be screenings of those who can get "asylum" from those who do not have the right to confirm it, that the next chairman of the EU Council - Austria, as well as Denmark - started informal negotiations with Albania about turning this country into a center for receiving illegal migrants trying to enter the EU, as well as those who refused to grant "asylum" in other European countries countries.

This happens despite the fact that in Brussels there are opponents of the idea of creating a "Guantanamo Bay" for "refugees" in Europe. This is how the European Commissioner for Internal Affairs and Migration Affairs Dimitris Avramopoulos, a relatively recent friend of Europe, needs six million "refugees". However, more realistic European politicians understand that Albania - in addition to the anti-immigration cordon in Libya and Turkey - is an excellent option, which very soon may be in demand. For example, if Germany sharply limits the influx of "illegal immigrants", then, so that they do not settle in Austria or the Czech Republic, these countries will also sharply tighten control on their borders. And where then to put lovers of a good life in Europe for someone else's account from around the world?

Aspiring for the EU and NATO, Albania as a "storehouse" for "refugees" is more attractive, from the point of view of realists, the country than Libya, where there is no central government, the wildest mores prevail where nothing can be controlled, and most of the funds allocated by Europeans for counteraction illegal migration is plundered plunder. In general, the anti-immigrant summit on June 28-29 in Brussels promises to be extremely interesting, and for some of its participants like Merkel, he will undoubtedly have personal political consequences. It is also useful to observe all this in Russia, which has its own and no less serious migration problem.