The migrant crisis now convulsing Europe could spell the end of the European Union (EU), a key Eurocrat has warned. Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Vice-President of the European Commission, believes the inability of member nations to absorb the human tide is tearing at the very fabric of the would-be superstate.
Her answer is to continue to enforce migrant quotas on all EU member countries, including those that might have trouble handling the huge numbers of mostly young Muslim men, while ignoring the guiding principle of the Dublin Agreement which sets the legal requirement for all migrants to be processed at their point of entry rather than be allowed to travel on.
In an interview for Il Sole 24 Ore newspaper in Italy, Mrs Mogherini outlined her key concerns over the resistance of some countries to accept the migrant influx.
“I said that will not be easy to apply redistribution of the migrants, because some European countries do not have experience in hosting foreigners,” she said. “The disconnect between European and national laws is serious. The crisis will get worse, with chain reactions between public opinion and national governments if we do not get the tools right. Without these, there is the risk of [EU] disintegration.