EU Ready To Restrict Passport-Free Travel, Austria To Close Border

Tyler Durden's picture

The writing has been on the wall for quite a while and indeed it was just three days ago when we reported that the EU was mulling a two-year Schengen suspension amid the wave of Mid-East asylum seekers streaming into Western Europe, but now it looks to be official.

Or at least semi-official.

According to AP, who cites documents, the EU is set to restrict passport-free travel and allow member countries to "unilaterally put up border controls."

  • EU SAID POISED TO RESTRICT PASSPORT-FREE TRAVEL

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Documents seen by The Associated Press show that European Union countries are poised to restrict passport-free travel by invoking an emergency rule for two years due to the migration crisis.

 

Each of the 26 countries in the open-travel Schengen Area is allowed to unilaterally put up border controls for a maximum of six months. That limit can be extended for up to two years if a member nation is found to be failing to protect its borders.

 

The documents show that EU policymakers are poised to declare that Greece is failing to sufficiently protect its border. Some 2,000 people are still arriving daily on Greek islands in smugglers' boats from Turkey.

 

A European official showed the documents to the AP on condition of anonymity because the documents are confidential.

Meanwhile, Austria says it will likely close its borders altogether in the months ahead. "Most probably in the coming months our maximum number will be reached, so Austria will have to stop the migrants at its border," Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz said on Friday. As regular readers are no doubt aware, Austria has had its fair share of migrant "issues" and is already so exasperated that the government is willing to pay refugees €500 to go back where they came from.

In other words, we may be writing the obituary for the European dream in fairly short order because you can bet a number of countries will go full-Viktor Orban now that Brussels has finally buckled under the pressure.

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buzzsaw99's picture

the word is invasion, not migration.

Manthong's picture

Here, it is called sponsored invasion.

Latina Lover's picture

In other words, Schengen  is dead.  Without it, what the EU really have to offer, other than another parasitical level of taxation to support a supra level of govenment?  Destroy the EU, and watch the GDP's of  member countries increase 10-20%, with the exception of Germany.

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GhostOfDiogenes (not verified) Latina Lover Feb 12, 2016 9:28 AM

" Destroy the EU, and watch the GDP's of member countries increase 10-20%, with the exception of Germany."

The EU is sponsered by Germany, stupid.

The Merovingian's picture

At first glance I could have sworn that sign said 'Schlonged'.

DaddyO's picture

Ahhh, the sweet smell of multiculturalism....bitchez!

DaddyO

J Jason Djfmam's picture

Smells like...somebody crapped in my pool.

847328_3527's picture

The NAAPC (National Association for the Advancement of Pool Crappers) objects to dismantling the Schengen!

Supernova Born's picture

Must be henceforth known as "the Schlongen Area" in recognition of "sexual emergencies" and those who claim them.

Son of Loki's picture

"No Rapefugee Left Behind Act," will be Merkul's Legacy achievement for the Nation of Germany.

MisterMousePotato's picture

Has anyone else ever heard that old expression ... something about "closing the barn doors after the horse has fled?"

UNCOMPROMISED's picture

I luv how they say "French Girls" but it turns out to be two Israeli girls with dual passports wearing Star of David tee shirts.

RaceToTheBottom's picture

Please expand what that has to do with anything.

bookofenoch's picture

It breaks my heart that those women can't shoot the apes. Must be armed at all times or you wind up on the ground getting your head kicked in.

Latina Lover's picture

Ghost of Diogenes:

Who REALLY benefits from the EU?  Greece, Portugal, Italy, France etc? Did these countries benefit from another layer of taxation of 10-15% of total wealth, while producing zero wealth? Notice how the EU bureaucrats advocate higher income taxes for all member states yet pay zero income tax?  Please take your head out of your ass. BTW, Diogenes was the original cynic. What happened to you?

Germany is the putative winner of the EU, based on its Trade surpluses, yet I would argue they would still be better off without the EU.  Imagine if the German engineering talent could marry up with Russian Resources and world class scientists, and the power of Chinese  Manufacturing? Winner, all members of this natural trade alliance. Losers: the USSA and City of London Banksters.

Ghordius's picture

"Did these countries benefit from another layer of taxation of 10-15% of total wealth, while producing zero wealth?"

while you are a bit off the real inflow in the EU coffers... the frank and simple answer you your question would be... yes

that's the conundrum that Poland's political leadership is facing. then a frigging lot of what the EU takes in... is distributed back to the members. mostly, according to the EU Agricultural Policy keys

which are seen as the whole reason why we still have... farmers, in the EU. Small, family farms. Instead of vast AgriBusiness Combines, pardon me, MegaBusinesses (handing down fake food)

yes, a kind of socialism. but try to explain this to the EU voters, particularly the EU small farmers. in fact, that's the whole problem with your approach: "Destroy the EU". How do you convince the majority of any country to vote for leaving the EU? not over ZH, they don't read ZH

Watch the English. Ask English business CEOs, ask English farmers. Or, better, listen to the English people on the streets resounding... silence, while they think and mull and... dread the impending referendum  /bob

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GhostOfDiogenes (not verified) Latina Lover Feb 12, 2016 11:06 AM

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Ghost of Diogenes:

Who REALLY benefits from the EU?"

Jewish bankers. Same as it ever was.

" Greece, Portugal, Italy, France etc? Did these countries benefit from another layer of taxation of 10-15% of total wealth, while producing zero wealth? "

Who pays member nations retiree benfits? The boomer generation of europe is just as bad as the 'mericans.

"Notice how the EU bureaucrats advocate higher income taxes for all member states yet pay zero income tax? "

Jew bankster parasites don't pay taxes.

" Please take your head out of your ass. "

My dick was in your mothers ass the other day.

"BTW, Diogenes was the original cynic. What happened to you?"

Not sure what the loaded question is trying to imply.

You a follower of my nemesis, idiocratees?

"Germany is the putative winner of the EU, based on its Trade surpluses, yet I would argue they would still be better off without the EU."

Another loaded statement without evidence nor proof.

"Imagine if the German engineering talent could marry up with Russian Resources and world class scientists, and the power of Chinese Manufacturing? "

Germany has always been better than us, rus, chinks, and other assorted UN mystery meat. Thats why jews destroyed them.

"Winner, all members of this natural trade alliance. Losers: the USSA and City of London Banksters."

Binary thinking is still the biggest causual factor of incurable stupidity.

You sound like a woman.

I have more logic in my nut sack than all women have on the planet.

Sorry.

Sanity Bear's picture

Getting schlonged is an essental part of EU membership

COSMOS's picture

Believe me the Eastern Euros know all about it.

omniversling's picture

The Schlongen Agreement is being written up by Trump's team right now...

aad's picture

Work on your skills man. Germay does not finance the EU. If the EU and euro go down and the DM returns, it will be a very expensive currency, destroying the German exporting machine. Germany is by far the biggest beneficiary of the EU. And the so-called German bail out of Greece was a bail out of Germany banks that made shitty loans to Greece. 

Germany is the EU's biggest problem. A people are finally starting to realize it. 

aad's picture

Work on your skills man. Germay does not finance the EU. If the EU and euro go down and the DM returns, it will be a very expensive currency, destroying the German exporting machine. Germany is by far the biggest beneficiary of the EU. And the so-called German bail out of Greece was a bail out of Germany banks that made shitty loans to Greece. 

Germany is the EU's biggest problem. A people are finally starting to realize it. 

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GhostOfDiogenes (not verified) aad Feb 12, 2016 10:36 AM

"Work on your skills man. Germay does not finance the EU. "

Sure it does stupid.

The limeys and russians are the only rich countries in europe not in the EU.

Sorry.

Germany Gave over 13 billion in 2013 alone, more than any other eu country.

http://europa.eu/about-eu/countries/member-countries/germany/index_en.htm

Another student of idiocratees.

piliage's picture

Uh... no. Germany NEEDs the Euro undervalued (i.e. to have the Euro tied to basket case countries like Italy, Greece, Portugal, and Spain) which it is by 20% 30% for Germans. They then get to export their inflation.

Germany is actually a large parasite on the EU, reaping the benefits with balance of trade and exporting the pain to other EU countries.

If Germany was 'sponsoring' Europe, they would underwrite Eurobonds. Wake me up when that happens...

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GhostOfDiogenes (not verified) piliage Feb 12, 2016 10:13 AM

"Uh... no. "

I see you are a follower of idiocratees. Thank you for telling me in advance.

"Germany NEEDs the Euro undervalued (i.e. to have the Euro tied to basket case countries like Italy, Greece, Portugal, and Spain) which it is by 20% 30% for Germans. They then get to export their inflation."

Germanys GDP is 3.42 trillion. It is the economic powerhouse of Europe, thats why the jewish banksters destroyed ze Nazies and installed a polish-jewish female to head the country.

jewish bankers control the eu. Not ethnic Germans who are modern day slaves to israel et al.

Your point is moot.

The rest of your post is so full of factual errors and lack of logic aka lying, I must wonder....are you this much of a loser in real life?

omniversling's picture

Soon Europeans will be begging for something like a biometric ID card or implant that enables 'expressway' passage through the new-old borders. The exit fee will be automaticly debited to the chip. Good update on the tech here:

Katherine Allbrecht's info site: http://www.antichips.com/

XuscitizenSweden's picture

Goddamn Right it is L_L_.

Next, a dead EU.

"Fuck the EU" ; and would someone be so kind as to kill the bitch who said that in Kiev exactly 2 years ago.

MANvsMACHINE's picture

I'll believe it when I see it. They float these balloons to calm the masses that "something" is being done. When they actually do it, I'll believe it. Remember, this crisis is all by design so those who are pulling the strings aren't necessarily going to do things that run counter to their objectives unless forced to do so.

wildbad's picture

don't doubt this at all..border checks were already going up as well as intra EU country flights.  this is just the Eurocrats giving permission for the horse to leave tha barn after he is miles down the road..

MANvsMACHINE's picture

Perhaps it's also to keep people in when they want to get out.

overmedicatedundersexed's picture

plus 1 latina for : schengen..funny I, in my american redoubt always read that word as ..muesli...something no sane human would consume.

Ghordius's picture

"Schengen  is dead.  Without it, what the EU really have to offer, other than another parasitical level of taxation to support a supra level of govenment? "

ask England. they are... frigging depressed by the whole thought of leaving one of the most interesting market of this planet

the whole depends on what EU are you talking about. the fantasy one or the real one? in the real one, there is no EU taxation. the tax bases are still national, and countries pay a contribution to the EU coffers. Maggie Tatcher famously banged her bag to have a rebate on them, Cameron famously tried again after he allowed the GDP calculation to include drugs

a bit of history: France and Germany originally signed something that could be called a kind of Friendship Pact For Peace, Cooperation and Mutual Peer-like treatment of both countries and both Peoples: the Élysée_Treaty of 1963. Note that President Kennedy was "not pleased", and asked for changes

now I could insert the whole story of the EU, starting with the founding countries Germany, Italy, France and the BeNeLux countries

but to keep it simple for today: note that Turkey wants to join. or that England is having hysterics bordering to political nervous breakdown about leaving. Putin... well, he is proposing something of the same, isn't he? a EurAsian Union with a common currency, from Lisbon to Vladivostock

or even simpler: watch the Elysium Hollywood (garbage) movie      /kevin

BarkingCat's picture

They can still have visa free travel and other agreements on trade but EU should be over. No reason to have a supranational organization dictating to supposedly sovereign nations.

Frankly most of Western Europe has let so much shit into their counties that I would not want to be in a visa free union with them if my nation was not part of the insanity.

Deep_Out-of-the-Money's picture

I disagree, Schengen is far from dead. This is nothing more than a few checkpoints at borders preventing the entry of non-schengen citizens/residents and others if they do not have an appropriate visa. The day an Italian cannot drive freely accross the French border for whatever reason, Schengen is dead. This is merely a "flash an ID card and continue on your way" border post, annoying, yes, but not an end to free travel, trade or moving of residence for lawful citizens of Schengen nations.

This is not to say that Europe does not have other problems, mind you.

XuscitizenSweden's picture

More exactly, it's called The Coudenhove-Kalergi plan, Manthong.

 

*The Coudenhove-Kalergi plan – The genocide of the Peoples of Europe*

posted a few hours ago on LiveLeaks: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=dca_1455222253

duo's picture

I remember riding the train from Vienna to Budapest in 1999.  It stopped at the border and police checked everyone's passport in every car.  Took about 15 minutes.  I guess we're back to that.

peddling-fiction's picture

Got no problems with border checks to keep the riff raff out.

Do have a problem with an inserted RFID chip in my hand though.

Many new biometric passports have an RFID chip inserted into it.

It can be used for tracking and quick ID of the passports, and probably has features we know nothing about.

chubbar's picture

Well, there goes my greek isles vacation.

Oldrepublic's picture

actually for non EU citizens which are now only allowed a stay of 90 days in a six month period, the death of European wide travel might allow for a longer stay in individual EU countries

Occams_Chainsaw's picture

Merkel must be annoyed.  Her plans to destroy the EU have slowed down a tad.

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GhostOfDiogenes (not verified) Occams_Chainsaw Feb 12, 2016 9:31 AM

"Merkel must be Happy. Her plans to destroy Germany and the German people haven't slowed down a tad."

--Fixed to more reflect Gentile reality

peddling-fiction's picture

The plan is probably to chip the EU citizens so that you can cross the borders with the chip without a hassle.

Its "for the children". Err, yeah, the rapefugee children that is...

At first, a voluntary option. Kind of like the biometric entry into the UK without immigration.

Then later, not.

BarkingCat's picture

fuck the UK. What sane person would want to go to that shithole.

Going Loco's picture

I live in the UK, between two of the biggest rivers, in a forest. I'm here by choice, could easily relocate. Still love the place. The people - well not so much since the population went up from 50 million to (soon) 70 million. And there are big swathes of the cities which look like souks or bazaars - but I never go there. Have only been to London twice in about 10 years. The rural UK is still worth having, there is very little corruption impinging on daily life, hazads are few, the health service still functions (saved my life 2 years ago, didn't cost me any cash), the arts and sciences still flourish, there is always something going on. And the coastline where we go boating is marvellous - going down to the Scilly Isles in a few weeks, then up to the Western Isles. Don't really feel a strong pull to live anywhere else and you're wrong, it's not a shithole.