As signing of UN Migration Pact nears, EU proposal asks “migrant-averse” countries to show “solidarity” by paying up

France and Germany have made a proposal to countries that have no interest in a migrant invasion of their borders. The proposed plan goes like this: if you are not interested in open borders and in supporting the UN Migration Pact, then you can buy your way out of it — i.e., pay up and show solidarity with the rest of Europe. The signing of the Pact is around the corner, with a number of countries opting out: Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Australia, and Italy have all rejected the Pact. Outside of Europe, the U.S. and Israel have rejected it.

According to a document circulated in Brussels, the alternative plan for the “migrant-averse” would still force responsibility for migrants upon them in the form of offering them exceptions, deemed to be “alternative measures of solidarity.” These countries are being asked to do their part and pay into a plan for “development projects in Africa” in order to help stem flow of migrants to Europe. No mention of migrants from the Middle East. Information is vague about this payout proposal as the EU scrambles to rescue the UN Migration Pact, which is scheduled to be signed on the 10-11th in Morocco, and is a central part of its plan to populate Europe with a swarm of unvetted migrants from Africa and the Middle East.

Recall that during the summer, the European Commission dragged Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic to the European Court of Justice for refusing to take in their quotas of refugees. Those countries adamantly maintained a united front against Brussels. The EU Parliament then voted to “punish Hungary” over trumped-up accusations of “backsliding on democracy, the rule of law and human rights.” Hungarian leader Viktor Orban has been leading the charge in defending his country and the Visegrad group in solidarity against the migrant invasion. Austria then joined in to support the Visegrad Group against the Muslim migrant influx. The movement toward preserving national sovereignty has since gained traction in other EU countries.

Germany, France and the Netherlands had previously demanded solidarity from all EU states, but now appear more open to others buying out of the refugee distribution scheme.

It doesn’t look as if they have much choice. EU globalists are now appearing to be desperate as opposition to their plans has multiplied. Ineffectual threats to the so-called “anti-migrant” EU countries that stood up to Brussels’ bullying and refused migrant quotas, and which are now rejecting the UN migration Pact, have contributed to this last-ditch effort to bring opposing countries into line. But looking at the state of France and Germany, it is unlikely that non-compliant EU countries will agree to pay the EU merely for the sake of “solidarity.” To do so would be tantamount to agreeing to pay a penalty to maintain their own sovereignty.

“EU proposal would see migrant-averse countries show ‘solidarity’ by paying up,” Reuters, December 6, 2018:

European Union governments that refuse to host refugees could instead pay to be excused from the bloc’s system of sharing out migrants, France and Germany proposed on Thursday as they sought to end a long-running EU feud over migration.

According to a document circulated to EU interior ministers in Brussels and seen by Reuters, the plan would still make hosting migrants an obligation for the bloc’s governments, but exceptions could be made if countries made “alternative measures of solidarity.”

That EU language is code for paying into the EU budget or paying toward development projects in Africa, diplomats said, and seeks to end divisions between EU states such as Germany, which are willing to take in refugees, and eastern countries such as Hungary, who reject granting asylum.

Mediterranean arrivals of migrants and refugees are below 100,000 people so far this year, according to UN data, but the 2015 influx that caught the bloc unprepared has hardened southern and eastern EU governments against migration.

The document said the European Union would need a proper mechanism to avoid a situation in which all EU governments opted to pay their way out of any hosting responsibilities and would set an eight-year period for any arrangements.

UN conference on migration next week
European Parliament President Antonio Tajani said in October more development money for Africa could be an acceptable compromise for eastern, formerly communist EU states that are refusing entry to refugees, mainly from Muslim countries.

Germany, France and the Netherlands had previously demanded solidarity from all EU states, but now appear more open to others buying out of the refugee distribution scheme, which was first set out by the European Commission in a series of proposals 2015…..

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