The French Prime Minister, Manuel Valls, said it was necessary to reinforce border controls.
European countries are being pushed to the limit in the refugee crisis and cannot receive more refugees. These were the last words from the French Prime Minister, Manuel Valls, who is now aiming for a strengthening of border checkpoints.
“We cannot accommodate more refugees in Europe, this is not possible,” he stressed in an interview with the German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung, stressing that greater control of the external borders of Europe will determine the future of the EU.
“If we do not, people will say: Enough of Europe”, he warned.
The comments were published just hours before German Chancellor Angela Merkel met in Paris with French President Francois Hollande.
Merkel was initially praised at home and abroad for her welcoming approach to refugees, many of whom fled conflict in the Middle East.
But at the continuing arrivals, the chancellor has been under increasing criticism. She later had to cut the inflow of refugees that was causing serious problems at the border and in cities near the points of entrance.
Some conservatives say their decision to open the borders of Germany to Syrian refugees in September attracted more immigrants.
The refugee debate has intensified after the attacks of 13 November in Paris, because of fear that Islamic State jihadists exploit this crisis to send terrorists to Europe.
Valls has avoided directly criticizing Merkel for having suspended the EU asylum rules to allow the arrival of Syrian refugees who were stranded in Hungary, but his new statement speaks more than enough.
“Germany made an honorable choice here,” he said. But he noted that Paris was taken by surprise on Merkel’s decision. It “was not France that said come! “.
French Economy Minister, Emmanuel Macron, and his German counterpart, Sigmar Gabriel, have proposed setting up a fund of 10 billion euros to pay for the strengthening of security controls at external borders and for the care of refugees.
Along with France, and previous to the Paris false-flag attacks, other countries had already rejected refugee quotes because of the impossibility of vetting their origin and intentions when coming to Europe.
We now know that some of the alleged terrorists who carried out the Paris attacks were ‘refugees’ who entered Europe via Greece and Hungary. None of the nations that advocate accepting Syrian refugees has a mechanism to properly vet who is entering Europe and whether they may be jihadists from ISIS, Al-Nusra or Al-Qaeda.