Chizhov: part of the agreements within the Schengen system, has de-facto cancelled

Chizhov: part of the agreements within the Schengen system, has de-facto cancelled


MOSCOW, February 9. The Schengen system is undergoing a severe test, part of her agreement are not met. About it in interview to the correspondent said Russia’s envoy to the EU Vladimir Chizhov.

The diplomat expressed the view that the current crisis is a serious test for the entire Schengen system. “Speak different recipes, ideas, some quite extravagant, he added. – For example – the idea of geographical compression of the Schengen area – that is, exclusion of the peripheral countries. There is a viewpoint that in General the agreement was originally incorrectly written and it should be rewritten”.

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“The Schengen system is not only the agreement itself but it is also a number of subsequent decisions – said the Agency interlocutor. – One of them is the so-called Dublin procedure, the meaning of which is that the issue of asylum is decided in the first country of entry”.

According to Chizhov, “it looks a little bit strange”, because the refugees from Turkey crosses to Greece, which is part of the Schengen zone. “Then they cross the country and heading to, say, Macedonia, and Macedonia is neither a member of the EU nor the Schengen Treaty, he continued. – Macedonia is Serbia, and only then they fall in, say, Hungary, you have again come back to the Schengen area”.

“In other words, migrants crossed this barrier several times, – said Chizhov. – So in practice referred to the Dublin regulation is not working and he currently has de-facto cancelled. Anything new to replace him has not yet been invented, but started to think”.

The rapid integration of migrants into European societies is impossible

Chizhov also noted that forcibly integrate migrants into European society was impossible.

“To forcibly integrate migrants no one wants, and it is impossible, – said Chizhov. – The question now is how want the migrants themselves, and would prefer if they remake European society to fit their beliefs and practices”.

He cited as an example of labour migration from Turkey to Germany in the 1970-ies. “Then he moved two million people, – he reminded. – They were welcomed because needed working hands, the economy is booming. The family settled in Germany (Germany and Turkey conditionally I cite as an example, this is true of all diasporas), it imploded. The head of the family had studied German, and worked at the plant, was in good standing, has earned a pension, bought a house and successfully obtained citizenship. In parallel, had children, relatively speaking, say, five sons. The sons grew up, they originally had German citizenship, the school taught the language, and everything was fine. Yes, their parents drove to the mosque, but maybe not. Fundamentally different – that nobody for the next generation of migrants five jobs in the German economy are not provided. Moreover, the only space that was occupied by their father, it is with a steel mill company, went to Africa, so they feel unnecessary to this society in which they live”.

“That is, if the parents did everything to integrate the next generation and not trying, becoming easy prey for any recruitment by terrorists and extremists,” concluded Chizhov.

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