Austria warns of new mass migration wave being prepared
Austrian Interior Minister Herbert Kickl (FPÖ) has warned in a letter to the EU Commission that Europe will be facing a new wave of mass immigration.
Published: April 13, 2019, 9:00 am
Currently, a “large-scale migration from Turkey to Europe is being prepared,” Kickl stated in the letter, which was seen by the Austrian daily Kronen-Zeitung.
It is the start of a “new crisis”, the Minister said. “Tens of thousands of migrants” are already in the region, including 60 000 in Greece, another 5 000 in Bosnia-Herzegovina and yet another 5 000 in Serbia.
Kickl cited figures from the European Police Authority Europol. In addition, there will be another 5,6 million Syrian refugees in the Middle East, which shows the “clear potential of a new massive migration movement”.
This, Kickl said, would require the Commission to react quickly and send a “clear signal” to the population. “It is particularly important now to “find out what initiatives and measures are being planned by the European Commission” in order to be able to coordinate the “respective contingency plans for a new mass influx”.
Among other things, Kickl called for “effective return systems”, “information campaigns and local capacity building”, for which there must be “much more” financial support from the EU.
“Refugees have a right to life in safety and dignity – but no right to freely choose their destination country,” he emphasized. Only a Europe that protects its borders can help those who really need protection, he said.
Thousands of migrants are already waiting on Europe’s southeastern doorstep, and many more can be expected, according to Kickl. “We all still remember the images of the mass immigration of 2015/2016. It would be irresponsible to twiddle one’s thumb and wait until tens of thousands of migrants are on the border.
“A political repair-and-patchwork mentality does not bring us anywhere in the EU — only a clear, proactive strategic approach. It’s about averting a new crisis rather than waiting for it to erupt.”
Masses from Turkey will be heading to Europe as the weather improves, he says. The Interior Minister also provided statistics regarding migrant arrivals and apprehensions to support his case:
Greece: around 7850 arrivals (up 5 percent over the same period last year)
Macedonia: around 3380 apprehensions (up 185 percent)
Albania: around 1460 apprehensions (up 6 percent)
Bosnia-Herzegovina: around 3700 apprehensions (up 183 percent)
Hungary: around 720 border crossings (up 31 percent)
Slovenia: around 1300 apprehensions (up 120 percent)
Kickl underscored that Austria was “determined to take every measure necessary to prevent illegal migration”. He also requested cooperation from the governments of Turkey and the Western Balkans to stand firm and prevent “the onward journey of refugees and migrants”.
Austria has also extended its border controls for Hungary and Slovenia until at least the end of the year, the Austrian news agency APA reported.
The high number of illegals already in the country and a “latent threat of terrorism” as a result of returning Islamic State fighters were cited as the main reasons for the extended border control. The controls had been due to expire on May 11.
Although Austria is part of the Schengen zone, Austria, Germany and other European countries have nevertheless introduced emergency border checks.
While the EU Commission has called for “solutions” to restore “freedom of travel”, six countries within the zone, including France and Sweden as well as Austria and Germany, have continued extending controls citing security threats.
The Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ) has meanwhile announced that it would join the Italian leader Matteo Salvini’s European election alliance, the party’s secretary-general, Harald Vilimsky, confirmed on Tuesday. Vilimsky made the announcement on Twitter.
On Monday, Salvini announced plans to form the largest group in the European Parliament by joining forces with anti-globalists across the bloc following next month’s election.
The Freedom Party, which governs in Vienna as part of a coalition, is already part of the Europe of Nations and Freedom (ENF) group in the European Parliament, which Salvini’s League belongs to.
The FPÖ said that the alliance would “fight for a safer Europe with well protected external borders, less immigration and a stronger cooperation to tackle terrorism and Islamisation”.
Nicolas Bay, co-chair of the ENF group in the Parliament, said his National Rally party would also join Salvini’s new alliance together with Austria’s Freedom Party.
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