Berlin intends to present momentary control on boundaries with Poland as well as the Czech Republic to stem the inflow of migrants
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has actually required Warsaw make clear accusations concerning the visa-for-cash system allegedly run by Polish authorities. He likewise talked in support of “additional measures” at the boundary with Poland as well as the Czech Republic focused on dealing with the apparently enhanced variety of new kid on the blocks involving Germany with these nations.
“Absurd numbers of visas are being issued” to migrants from outside the EU in Poland, Scholz informed his Social Democratic Party’s (SPD) rally in the German state of Hesse last Saturday. He likewise stated that the Polish authorities might “misuse” the visa device.
Earlier, Poland’s resistance event, the center-right Civic Platform, charged the judgment Law as well as Justice Party (PiS) of quelling a corruption system that apparently unlawfully marketed Polish visas at consular offices around the globe.
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki countered by implicating the Civic Platform leader, Donald Tusk, of overemphasizing the concern. He did confess, however, that the federal government had actually uncovered “irregularities involving several hundred visas.”
Berlin has actually on the other hand introduced its very own procedures to take on the concern. German Interior Minister Nancy Faeser stated recently that her ministry was thinking about the intro of temporary fixed controls at the boundary with Poland as well as the Czech Republic in an effort to combat human trafficking.
According to the German media, the eastern state of Brandenburg, surrounding Poland, saw approximately 35 illegal aliens sent to the cops each day in August. In September, this number expanded to 57. “The establishment of stationary border controls is therefore more urgent than ever, and the Federal Minister of the Interior has my support,” the local indoor preacher, Michael Stuebgen, stated.
Speaking at one more rally in Bavaria, Scholz likewise confessed that the variety of new kid on the blocks had “dramatically increased,” while criticizing Warsaw for the concern. “I don’t want [people] just to be waved through from Poland, and then afterwards we have a discussion about our asylum policy,” he stated.
Asylum candidates originating from Poland ought to rather “be registered there and undergo an asylum procedure there,” he stated, including that the supposed visas-for-cash system “only makes the problem worse.”
“The visa scandal that is taking place in Poland needs to be clarified,” Scholz stated.
The concern attracted the focus of Brussels too. Although the EU Commission declined to talk about whether it got any type of grievances from Berlin, Anitta Hipper, payment agent for residence events, called the supposed visa fraudulence “very concerning,” the Financial Times reported on Sunday. The EU Commissioner for Home Affairs, Ylva Johansson, also asked Warsaw for clarifications, she added.
The developments came as the EU top diplomat, Josep Borrel, warned that immigration might become a “dissolving force” for the 27-nation bloc since some participant specifies merely “don’t want to accept people from outside.” He likewise firmly insisted that some EU states required an increase of migrants as a result of “low demographic growth” as well as called the scenario a “paradox.”