With Merkel and Macron at the helm, there is little political will within the EU to avert the next migrant catastrophe.
By Vijeta Uniyal | 7 August 2017
TRUTH REVOLT — With less than 50 days until the German election, Germany’s intelligence services have warned of a large migrant wave set to hit the country, comparable to the one that overwhelmed Europe two years ago. “The new large refugee wave is already under way,” wrote Austria’s leading newspaper Kronen Zeitung today, citing German Security services.
The story was broken by the German newspaper Die Welt in its Sunday edition:
Security services believe that the number of asylum seekers in Germany would rise in the coming months. According to the latest analysis of the Shared Analysis and Strategy Center (GASIM) acquired by Die Welt, “Several indicators point to a rise in illegal immigration into Germany in the second half of the year.” The basis for this assumption are the [recorded] migrants crossing in the Mediterranean, reaching of the peak capacities in Italy, the Refugee Policy of the Scandinavian countries, and the observations of the [German] border police in the month of July.
The Balkan route, the preferred land passage taken by the majority of illegal migrants on their way to more prosperous European welfare states, was formally closed in March 2016 after a popular outcry that greatly impacted the BREXIT outcome, and gave rise of several grassroots patriotic movements and political parties across the EU which oppose uncontrolled mass migration from Arab and Muslim countries. Since then, the European ruling class has been busy convincing the anxious electorates that it has managed to close the migrant routes and reduce the influx. Last year, President of the European council, Donald Tusk, proclaimed, “The irregular flows of migrants along western Balkans route have come to an end.”
Kronen Zeitung slammed this notion of the “closed” Balkan land route peddled by the EU and many European politicians:
The report of the Shared Analysis and Strategy Center (GASIM) says that the “closed” Balkan route isn’t that leak-proof as some Austrian politicians would have us believe: Germany’s Interior Ministry estimates that the majority of illegal immigrants coming to the country are still coming though Hungary via Austria. The Migrant Crisis in the Mediterranean between Libya and Italy is of little significance to the situation in Germany.
Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel, running for her fourth term, has repeatedly refused to limit the number of illegal migrants entering her country. “As far as an upper limit is concerned, my position is clear: I will not accept it,” Merkel told German reporters last month. […]