The EU is imploding, not only due to its welcome of the hijrah but also because of government confusion and instability over the Muslim migrant issue. Weeks ago, EU president Jean-Claude Juncker made an usual about-face about open-door immigration by backing an EU decision for a 10,000-strong armed border force that will lead a crackdown on illegal immigration.
European Commissioner for migration Dimitris Avramopoulos has pledged to the United Nations that the European Union is working to “enhance legal pathways” to mass migration, with the Hungarian government condemning the commissioner for calling on member states to accept resettled migrants.
The aim is to “institutionalise mass migration at an international level” to facilitate the Global Compact For Migration, which the U.S. backed away from last year, noting that it undermines a nation’s sovereignty. Avramopoulos asserted that mass migration cannot be stopped, and dismissed the rise of so-called “populist” leaders — those leaders who aim to protect their national security and the freedom of their societies. For example, the Visegrad group (Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia), Austria, and Italy have resisted mass migration due to the chaos evident in open-border countries such as Sweden, Germany and France.
Although Avramopoulos discussed his aim to reduce “‘irregular’, otherwise known as illegal, immigration,” reports have frequently circulated that European countries have lost track of their migrants — among whom are Islamic State jihadis — and are at a loss of what to do about it.
Hungarian leader Viktor Orban has warned that “plans by the EU to put Brussels in charge of national border protection and asylum policy would mean handing the ‘keys to the gate’ of Europe to open borders eurocrats.”