View Full Version : EU nations are now paying countries to take back their migrants

10-19-2016, 03:50 PM
I know we’re all busy with the election taking place here in the United States, but it’s worth remembering that the Europen Union is still dealing with a crisis of refugees, migrants and the occasional terrorist slipping across their various borders. The leaders of the EU nations haven’t forgotten, however, and are busy working on the problem. What’s less often discussed is that one option they frequently explore is deporting some of the new arrivals. Or at least they’d like to. The problem is that the countries of origin for some of these travelers frequently don’t want to take them back. What’s a leader to do? In the case of Germany’s Angela Merkel the answer is sometimes to simply start offering them money. (Washington Post)

As Europe reels from a historic rush of migrants, leaders are searching for new ways to reverse the flow by stepping up deportations.

The quest led to a deal with Afghanistan that envisions a whole new terminal at the Kabul airport to take deportees. It sent German Chancellor Angela Merkel last week on a whistle-stop tour of African capitals, where she promised an influx of euros in exchange for willingness to take back migrants. And it resulted in an agreement with Turkey that critics say means European nations are biting their tongues about Ankara’s human rights abuses to halt refugees from flowing to Greece.

The efforts come amid a global backlash to immigrant flows, which have increased because of war and poverty


cadillac shark
10-19-2016, 05:36 PM
How does that even work?

Who verifies who comes back, then verifies who hasn't snuck back out again? The reasons they skipped in the first place, haven't changed.

An 'influx of euros'... To whom? What Country has a Department for this sort of contingency?