Skip to Content

Migrants heading for the EU. Stock photo from Pexels

Former German spy chief says EU borders are as open as in 2015

The former President of the German secret service, Hans-Georg Maaßen, has sharply criticized the asylum policy of Angela Merkel, saying that the floodgates to the EU remain wide open.

Published: April 12, 2019, 7:56 am

    Read more

    The former spy chief from the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, said although the number of asylum seekers or illegal immigrants coming into Germany has been significantly lower than in 2015, they are still coming.

    “But the gates are still open, even if less come in,” Maassen said in an interview with the Hungarian TV channel M1, according to a report by the news agency dpa. He still sees a lot of immigration pressure on Europe. The necessary precautions “so that this immigration pressure is minimized, that these people do not come to us”, has not yet been addressed.

    It was already clear to him in 2015 that such a large number of people could not easily be integrated and alarmingly, among the newcomers at the time were also jihadists and ISIS sympathizers, he pointed out.

    He is very worried that perhaps this summer, in autumn or next year, many more people could come to Europe and Germany. “And I do not see that any precaution has been taken,” he added.

    Maaßen demanded that only persons who had a right to asylum be allowed entry, which would not apply to economic refugees. “We can not accept all the people in the world,” he clarified. The German deportation policy is also a disaster, in his opinion.

    The social climate in Germany has changed in recent years for the worse, he complained. Many people who had previously been counted among the middle class, have turned to the AfD. This leads to an erosion of confidence in the party system he said. This development has not been stopped, but is continuing.

    As an example of Brussels’ commitment to open borders, member states have had to pay for their own protection against the influx of illegal migrants. Thus, despite numerous requests by Hungary’s government and its own promises, the European Commission still has not yet contributed financially to the costs of Hungary’s border protection, daily Magyar Nemzet reported.

    Just days before, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban introduced his 7-point plan against migration, telling the Commission to cover the costs of border protection instead of helping the pro-migration NGOs of George Soros.

    Magyar Nemzet noted that Viktor Orban first mentioned the issue in 2017 in a letter to the Commission.

    Consider donating to support our work

    Help us to produce more articles like this. FreeWestMedia is depending on donations from our readers to keep going. With your help, we expose the mainstream fake news agenda.

    Keep ​your language polite​. Readers from many different countries visit and contribute to Free West Media and we must therefore obey the rules in​,​ for example​, ​Germany. Illegal content will be deleted.

    If you have been approved to post comments without preview from FWM, you are responsible for violation​s​ of​ any​ law. This means that FWM may be forced to cooperate with authorities in a possible crime investigation.

    If your comments are subject to preview ​by FWM, please be patient. We continually review comments but depending on the time of day it can take up to several hours before your comment is reviewed.

    We reserve the right to del​ete​ comments that are offensive, contain slander or foul language, or are irrelevant to the discussion.


    Russia’s loss at Kharkov highlights crippling shortage of men

    KharkovThe frontline in this case relied on heavily outnumbered 2nd rate Lugansk draftees plucked from the LPR.

    Retired Turkish admiral questions wisdom of Sweden and Finland joining NATO

    AnkaraRetired Turkish Rear Admiral Ali Deniz Kutluk said the constant expansion has turned NATO into a cumbersome and unmanageable organisation. The discussed inclusion in the North Atlantic Alliance of two more countries – Finland and Sweden – will make the structure even weaker, and ultimately more dangerous for current members.

    Latest Great Reset fantasy: Ban food photography!

    BerlinLast week, German Minister Volker Wissing (FDP) made a typical political mistake: Rules for thee but not for me. In order to reduce the "energy consumption" of advancing digitalisation, Wissing seriously recommended that Germans refrain from frequently posting photos of food on the internet. Then his Instagram posts surfaced.

    Spain: Toy advertisements may no longer be pink or blue

    MadridIn Catholic Spain, of all places, gender activists have won a new victory. Children's and babies' toys may now no longer be advertised in "gender-specific" colours such as pink and light blue. In Germany, woke parents are subjecting their children to the same grooming.

    Global demand for vaccines drops sharply

    Chinese biotech firm Kexing Holdings has made a fortune selling Sinovac's Chinese vaccine. A few days ago, however, it became known that the bonus payments were withheld and most of the workforce has been laid off. Exports of Chinese vaccines (Sinovac, Sinopharm, CanSino) were 97 percent lower in April than in September 2021.

    Finland will apply for NATO membership – Sweden will follow on Monday

    HelsinkiIt is now clear – Finland will apply for NATO membership on Sunday. Sweden will submit an application on Monday according to information.

    Great Reset: ‘Famine threatens to wipe out 300 million’

    BerlinThe mainstream media has repeated the simple logic regarding the supposed causal chain of the current disrupted trade and supply flows and global supply shortages: It is the aftermath of the Ukraine war, the inevitable consequences of morally justified sanctions against Russia, and repercussions of the "pandemic".

    Sweden: Large increase in individuals with intellectual disabilities

    StockholmAccording to a study published in the Swedish journal Psykologtidningen, a sharp increase in the diagnosis of mild intellectual disability is seen in Sweden. The worst affected is Örebro, where the increase is over 600 percent. At the same time, researchers warn that the IQ is falling in Sweden year by year.

    Hungary announces veto on oil embargo

    BudapestHungary has announced that it will veto the EU's planned embargo on Russian oil imports. The country will not vote for the sanctions package as it will destroy Hungary's secure and stable energy supply and make it impossible to source the oil needed for the economy, according to Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó.

    Big Tech, the top lobbyists in the EU

    BrusselsWith 97 million euros per year, Big Tech is the largest lobbying sector in the EU. With the sector's increasing financial power, its political influence has increased.

    Go to archive