The overwhelming majority of migrants are “not prepared” to go back from where they came from and many of them will probably remain the country even if they are officially expelled, celebrity Hungarian security policy expert György Nógrádi has told Hungarian public radio. In Germany, this competence is reserved for the federate states, but they are unable to enforce deportation, he pointed out.
Most migrants enter the European Union in Greece where registration can be avoided altogether because Greeks claim that their economic problems prevent a solution to the situation. “Again, we are seeing a situation in which all parties break the law”, he added. The genuine way out of the chaos would be to “make order”, which may prove easier in Libya but harder in Syria because of conflicting Russian, Iranian, Sunni and Shia positions. “Time is working against Europe”, he stressed.
Responding to the reporter’s claim that German Chancellor Angela Merkel often contradicts herself on the refugee issue, the expert said that the chancellor heads a grand coalition and is very careful to preserve her conservative CDU/CSU’s 40-42 per cent support over the Social Democrats’ 23-24 per cent. Subconsciously, contemporary German politics remain highly influenced by the Second World War, a phenomenon he described as a “historical folly”. The German leader is also unwilling to go against a number of other European countries on the issue. “If we take a look at the three central powers, the French concept is completely diferent from the German and the UK only bowed to the inevitable by allowing a minuscule number of Syrians in”, he explained. In the long run, the German budget is unable to shoulder the EUR 10billion burden which it is spending on migrants, Mr. Nógrádi argued.
The 66-year-old security policy expert and economist also claimed that he agrees with PM Orbán, who argued that this sum would be better spent on aid to underdeveloped regions. “The problem is that immigrants’ integration has not taken place in Europe. Both the general population and the immigrants are radicalising at a spectacular pace. By taking in this mass of people, Europe is signing its own death sentence in the mid-term and the long-run. “There’s no need for this. And it has nothing to do with Islamophobia, merely that Europe must preserve its own identity”, the expert argued.