A meeting of all 28 EU Ministers of the Interior has taken place in Tallinn, the Capital city of Estonia, to discuss problems provoked by the increasing number of desperate "migrants" from Africa arriving on the shores of Italy.
The number of migrants who perish at sea is also rising despite valiant international efforts. BUT, how many active and rich "refugee smugglers" have been brought to justice ? How many of their Vessels have been destroyed ? Statistics are not often published !
Is the time still not yet ripe, for all the "Leaders" of the EU to meet, to formulate and adopt an Official Policy which selects and defines which Migrants are permitted to enter the EU ?
How can the EU pretend to be a "UNION" when external and interior Borders are not securely manned ? Any migrant once in the EU has the freedom to circulate and settle anywhere.
Why do some countries refuse EU Migrants or new arrivals ? Germany needs labourers for its factories, but does it also welcome relatives ?
Should the stay of Refugees from the Middle East War not be limited, to encourage them to return later to help rebuild their country ?
The EU alone cannot, without the active help of African and Middle East Countries, solve all these problems. EU rules appear to be stop-gap solutions : in fact, basic EU Rules and Principles enshrined in Treaties need to be updated and modernised, to permit the adoption of a comprehensive Policy on the control of Migrants.
When could one expect action on this question ? This is not clear, because General Elections in Germany and Austria are imminent and will also take place in Italy next Spring ! No Leaders want to "rock the boat" !