The migration spokesman for the Greens in the European Union (EU) Parliament has called for Brussels to resettle “whole villages” of migrants in Eastern Europe.
Vice-President of the Greens-European Free Alliance group, Ska Keller, told the Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung that it is essential the EU implement a “solidarity distribution” system because migrants should be spread throughout Europe.
Noting how a large proportion of the migrants resettled in Baltic states like Lithuania quickly left to seek higher welfare payments in countries like Germany, the Green MEP said Brussels should send migrants to Eastern Europe in much greater numbers.
Keller suggested the EU could resettle “a whole Syrian village” in Latvia, “for example, if refugees are not wanting to move to a country without any other refugees”.
“People like to go where they can be among their own countrymen,” she explained, and claimed that moving migrants in huge numbers would improve integration.
Commenting on the European Commission’s decision to take legal action against Central European nations refusing to welcome a quota of third world migrants set by Brussels, the German politician stressed that “the refusal of the Czech Republic and other states to accept refugees violates EU law. That is why the EU Commission has launched a case against these countries for breaching the EU Treaty.”
Speaking last week on EU proceedings against the Czech Republic, the nation’s iconic former president Vaclav Klaus said withdrawing from the bloc is the only way to save the country from forced multiculturalism.
Poland’s Interior Minister Mariusz Błaszczak said giving in and taking the more than 6,000 migrants allocated by Brussels would “certainly be much worse” for the nation than the threat of EU sanctions, citing the terror threat in Western Europe as a result of mass migration.
A survey by the Pew Research Centre last week found that Europeans are overwhelmingly opposed to the Commission’s migrant quota scheme, and want their own governments, rather than Brussels, to make decisions on the migration of non-EU citizens into their countries.