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‘Europe will need 6 million immigrants’

The European Commissioner on Migration, Dimitris Avramopoulos was speaking at the University of Geneva on Monday evening, in the midst of the EU crisis, when he said that the EU needed at least 6 million more immigrants.

Published: March 10, 2017, 10:24 am

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    Some twenty-five years ago, before becoming mayor of Athens, and then successively Minister of Health, Defense and Foreign Affairs in his country Greece, Avramopoulos was the first guest of the new Dusan Sidjanski Center for European Studies, which was inaugurated in October by the Global Studies Institute.

    “When I took up my post in November 2014, the EU was struggling with the financial crisis. I did not imagine that migration and internal affairs would soon be the two most important challenges for the Union,” he told the audience.

    “The migratory wave and terrorism have plunged Europe into an existential crisis. The very foundations of the EU are being questioned, ” Avramopoulos said. “As we commemorate the signing of the Treaty of Rome on 25 March, member countries face instability and insecurity.”

    In short, Europe is at a crossroads, he believes. “This is a historic moment. Our values ​​are at stake. Are we going to be overwhelmed by the rise of populism, nationalism and xenophobia? Are we going to reintroduce controls at the internal borders of the EU? Sacrifice the freedom of movement so dear to our citizens? We soon forget that the EU is one of the greatest achievements of history. After two world wars, achieving such a union is not a matter of course. Even today, it is wrong to regard this as an acquired fact.”

    He added that immigration would have to continue. “The 27 [EU states] will need 6 million immigrants in the future,” the European Commissioner said.

    “We will open offices in all countries on the southern shore of the Mediterranean and in West Africa. This is the best way to fight smugglers. Obviously, we are not going to just open the borders and let everybody in. This would be absurd and would only feed xenophobia, nationalism and populism. Having said that, we must protect the persecuted and treat everyone with dignity.”

    But the program of distributing 160 000 migrants in Greece and Italy to the EU has been a fiasco. Only 13 546 people have been relocated, while the program expires in September.

    “As for the terrorist attacks in the EU, they were committed by European citizens. With one exception, it was never the case of refugees,” Avramopoulos said. “The security services are national, they remain a prerogative of each government. It is this fragmentation that makes us vulnerable. The attacks in Paris were committed by people based in Brussels, who crossed many countries without being stopped … even though they were on lists! It is time to share these sensitive data.”

    But the majority of Islamic State militants directly involved in carrying out the Paris and Brussels terrorist attacks used the Balkan route to enter Europe under the guise of being refugees, the Hungarian intelligence chief revealed.

    Analysis of phone call intercepts established that seven of the nine attackers involved in the November Paris onslaught, which killed 130 and injured 368 people, entered the EU through Hungary last year, the Hungarian Counter Terrorism Center (TEK) chief, General Zsolt Bodnar told RT.

    Hungarian intelligence established that one of the Brussels and Paris attacks’ masterminds, Salah Abdeslam, made four trips to Hungary in August and October 2015 where he arranged for at least nine terrorists linked to the Paris and Brussels bombings to enter Europe. The men were involved in a number of attacks in Europe last year.

    Nearly 60 percent of Europeans believe the threat of terrorism increases as more migrants arrive in their countries, a recent PEW survey found.

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    • Lillemor

      So, let’s see… What is the best number out there…?

      Oh… I know one that never fails…

    • Chris Shiherlis

      This is all one big leftist power grab, that want as many preferably non European immigrants flooding Europe to exploit them for votes. 6 million immigrants + family reunification = millions of leftist voters.

    • Lakshmi

      Avramopolous is obviously an ENEMY is the European people. Immigration is obviously having a very chaotic & destructive effect on Europe.
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    • Dick Motta

      “The 27 [EU states] will need 6 million immigrants in the future,” the European Commissioner said. Need 6 million immigrants to do what? There is never an explanation of how EU member nations can afford to pay for the Muslim refugees. Article illustrates the collusion of the EU and Islamic jihadists to implement the New World Order. The EU is attempting to destroy the whole concept of national sovereignty on the 27 members states in the EU. The New World Order and Muslim invasion must be stopped in the EU and the United States.

    • Disqus-ed

      This is racial suicide… but then again liberalism is a mental disorder, most of the immigrants are illiterate in their own language and the employment rate is about 5% so where are they needed? Second the average IQ of these people is about 80… a functioning democracy needs at least 90 and above to work…let’s nominate this idiot for the Darwin awards.

    • GunstonHall

      Bringing this many immigrants — more accurately called invaders — who will never assimilate with the native population into Europe is like pumping raw sewage into your home.

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      let them be latino pussies who get fucked easily please

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