Europe is full of immigrants. The migration destination for most people is Germany – because of the generous social benefits. Traffic lights The government does not see itself in a position to stop immigration into social systems; She is counting on a European solution. Now an internal paper has emerged which proves that the planned reform of the EU’s asylum system is being blocked by Germany, of all places. Are citizens being fooled by the government?
The traffic light government is evident in its inaction in the migration crisis. Interior Minister Nancy Feser recently claimed, “The only thing that will really help is a European solution.” But it is actually the reform of the EU’s asylum system that is blocking it, as it has now become known.
Several diplomats and EU officials confirmed to the German Press Agency that Berlin’s attitude is largely responsible for the fact that essential dialogue with the European Parliament is currently blocked. If there is a chance of passing asylum reform before the European elections, the federal government will have to step forward and agree to the proposal for a so-called crisis regulation.
Dynamic Duo: Nancy Facer and Annalena Barebock
“Bild” has an internal “instruction” from the Foreign Office of Annalena Baerbock, which proves that Interior Minister Nancy Feser (SPD) herself blocked the package of anti-migration measures prepared by the member states at the EU level. Was involved in doing. The paper was prepared by the MI4 working group at the Interior Ministry on 26 June and instructed Michael Klaus, Germany’s Permanent Representative to the EU, not to agree on European asylum reform., “Taking into account the fundamental concerns that exist, Germany (…) cannot agree, therefore absent.” This is due to: “WG. Concern about significant reduction in standards for those seeking protection; no exceptions for minors and their family members or people with identifiable disabilities.
According to the document, Feser was supported by his traffic light colleagues. The responsible state secretaries of the federal government – including the Federal Chancellor – voted by abstaining from voting on 27 June and 3 July. On July 11, the “departmental group” also gave its approval.
Ultimately, however, the Greens, with Annalena Baerbock at the forefront, ensured the blockade with their veto. It is about the so-called crisis regulation, which is part of the planned reform. In crisis situations, this may include: The period during which people can be held in detention-like conditions at external borders could be extended and the group of people affected by the planned stricter border procedures could also be expanded. The Greens initially based their resistance on the fact that “refugees” would lose even more rights in the asylum process than previously planned. Human rights concerns have now been replaced by the argument that the regulation provides even greater incentives for states such as Italy and Greece to send unregistered refugees to Germany. No explanation was given. Could this be an election gimmick? Finally, on October 8, important elections will be held in Hesse and Bavaria.
Reforms are in danger of failing
The European Parliament is angry at the impasse caused by Germany and has announced that it will suspend other parts of the negotiations on the planned asylum reform until further notice. The delay is also sensitive in view of the upcoming European elections in June 2024, because if there is no EU directive by then, the project could be questioned again and could be delayed for a long time. The European Union is governed by the principle of discontinuity, according to which all unfinished business in the Parliament is considered canceled after new elections. Since asylum law reform has been in the works for years, failure would be a major blow. Tomorrow, Thursday, EU interior ministers will meet in Brussels, which will also focus on EU asylum law reform. It remains to be seen whether any agreement will be reached or not.
What is certain is that Germany is moving away from its welcoming culture. A large part of the citizens are also demanding curbing illegal migration. But the traffic light works against the will of the people and ignores their oath of office. Ideology-driven Greens typically operate according to the Pippi Longstocking principle: I make the world the way I like it. And Feser recently attracted attention with crazy proposals – extending the right to vote for non-EU foreigners after six months and making family reunification easier for migrants without asylum – which were then promptly rejected. Was. This should say it all about the Feser case…