EU To Pay Countries €6,000 For Every Migrant They Accept

After a number of European governments refused to ratify a controversial and notoriously ambiguous EU migrant deal struck behind close doors in late June which Deutsche Welle referred to as a "heavily-coded text, in which each phrase has a specific meaning for the individual parties," the European Commission on Tuesday announced a surprise proposal to pay European governments €6,000 (or about $7,000) for each migrant they take in. 

The proposal also comes as the migrant crisis has hit a peak for Europe's Mediterranean nations, and has become politically disastrous for others like Germany, causing Italy's new government to make the dire move in June of closing the country's ports to rescue vessels. 

Image via Human Rights Watch

Reuters reports the drastic EU initiative as follows

Under the proposal, the Union’s common budget would pay out 6,000 euros ($7,000) for each migrant taken in, as well as funding the cost of hundreds of expert personnel to help process mostly African migrants seeking asylum in Europe.

The Commission’s plan, which is aimed at EU governments that set up so-called controlled centers on their soil, follows a June leaders’ summit that claimed success in reaching a hard-fought agreement to control immigration but left many details undecided.

The "claimed success" after the June "agreement" was met with appropriate skepticism bordering on mockery in European press, with some notable European newspapers in the aftermath going so far as to say Europe is being "torn apart over the migrants" — with the true nature of the crisis being more political than actual, as center-left Le Monde's Brussels bureau writing the June migrant deal was "rather surreal, given that the migration crisis barely exists - the flow of migrants has fallen by 95% since October 2015" — a sentiment echoed in other corners of Europe

Migrant flow into Europe up through 2015. Via the EU's Espon program

Reuters also concludes in its report on Tuesday, "Irregular migration has fallen steeply since 2015, when more than a million people entered the EU, but polls show it is still a top concern for many of the EU’s 500 million citizens."

Migrant arrivals peaked in 2015, and have fallen steeply since.

Italy's port shutdown has come after it's repeatedly told EU leaders in Brussels that it bears an unfair burden of asylum seekers in the midst of a failing economy. Italy's new interior minister, Matteo Salvini, stirred controversy in mid-June after turning away boats filled with hundreds of migrant refugees, announcing on Facebook: "Malta takes in nobody. France pushes people back at the border, Spain defends its frontier with weapons. From today, Italy will also start to say no to human trafficking, no to the business of illegal immigration."

Germany also has been in political turmoil over the issue throughout the summer, with Chancellor Angela Merkel and her government barely surviving a massive groundswell of push back against her open-door, open-border migrant settlement policies, including the increasing visibility of the far-right Alternative for Germany party, or AfD, causing the chancellor to agree to set up border camps for asylum seekers while tightening the border with Austria earlier this month

The European Commission's new proposal aims to induce EU governments to set up so-called controlled transit centers on their soil, according to Reuters:

By publishing its proposals, a Commission spokeswoman said it was seeking “a truly shared regional responsibility in responding to complex migration challenges”, although governments have yet to come forward to host new centers.

...The Commission proposed a pilot phase to be launched as quickly as possible and said a “controlled center” taking in migrants could count on hundreds of personnel ranging from interpreters to asylum experts, all paid for by the EU.

The newly published plan is set to be discussed by EU envoys on Wednesday, but we don't expect the crisis will be solved in the eurocrat fashion of merely throwing more money at governments that agree to acquiesce. 

Comments

Ms No Darkman17 Tue, 07/24/2018 - 13:30 Permalink

That is true.  I think it should just be conceded right now that Europeans are the dumbest inhabitants of the earth.  There are weird tribal Africans that knew that Sirius had a satellite that "was more dense than all the iron of the earth put together" and tied knots on rope to mark cycles accurately, which they wouldn't live to see.  Marxist Europeans can't remember what happened last generation.  Go find some desert black and demand that they give you their spear.  Even they aren't this stupid.  Who is smarter the people getting the free ride in or the dumb fucks taking them in?

Europeans cry for their ass-rapers, hand over their weapons and beg for more Marxist tyranny.  They have been through two world wars already and now set themselves up for the banks to engineer them against Russia.  One more staged dead baby on the beach and they are done.  They hate the US for all the reasons that kept us better off.  They despise survival, liberty and prosperity.  They are literate morons.  Spear chucking aborigines are smarter.  It's clear we need to move them to the bottom of the list.

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Ms No Ms No Tue, 07/24/2018 - 15:16 Permalink

Oh look my stalker has awoken.  I find it amazing that somebody is so pathetic that their entire waking life revolves around stalking Ms No with multiple puppet accounts.  All day every day...  He doxed himself when threatening me and claims he is this guy.  What a low grade spook crony.  He makes infowars look awesome.

Robert S. Finnegan fucking loser.  Thanks for reminding me you are out there.  Sweet dreams obsessing about me until you go completely insane.

 

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action jackson 911 css1971 Tue, 07/24/2018 - 22:28 Permalink

You are all idiots, my friends from Western Europeistan :)) Maybe not all, but the majority of you will die when the hundreds of wars and civil wars will erupt there. You know this, and you fell this, you know very deep in your gut that something wicked is coming in your way, and you can not avoid the consequences of you actions, now it is too late, you stupid moron fucks :)) But don`t worry, Central and Eastern Europe Will be more than happy when you will go extinct, then we will hunt down your imported muzzie and sand-nigger animals, that will be a more than fuckin` fun :)) Nice riddance to Hell, fuckers :))

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waspwench Cognitive Dissonance Tue, 07/24/2018 - 14:07 Permalink

The only place that the EU can get the money to pay for this is from the taxpayers of the EU countries.

If you are an EU "citizen" the Bruxelles Bureaucracy will give your country $7,000 of your own tax money back for every migrant you take in.

The migrant that your country accepts will cost your country far, far more than the $7,000 "bribe" so there is absolutely no point in any country agreeing to do this.

AND your country will still be stuck with a barbaric, unassimilable, semi-literate, uneducated, unskilled, unhealthy, low IQ migrant who will be on the welfare rolls, supported by your country, and your taxes, for the rest of his life.

Only a corrupt government, intent on destroying it's own people, will agree to this outrageous scheme.

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