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The EU proposes member states receive €6,000 for each migrant taken in

Italy doesn't seem to happy with the idea - they say it costs a lot more

In an attempt to incentivise more countries to take in migrants, they've proposed giving member states €6,000 for every asylum seeker processed in their country. Italy's indicated they're not happy with this plan.

What it means: Italy receives the second largest amount of requests for asylum in the EU – 19.5%, compared to Germanys's 30.5% and France's 14%.

Seeing as its on the coast, a lot of people also arrive through Italy... which has caused substantial amounts of tension in Italian politics, to say the least.

Last month, EU countries agreed that member states should set up 'control centres' to process asylum seekers as fast as possible across the continent, and share the workload. The problem is, the scheme was voluntary, and no-one did it.

Now, they've said they'll give a €6,000 euro incentive (about £5,400) per asylum seeker taken in and processed. They'll also provide border and coastguard staff, the asylum support, and police officers. The state needs to provide medical staff but the EU will pay for it all, plus the €6k bonus.

It'll be discussed on Wednesday, but Italy's already saying it's not enough. They claim it costs €40,000  – €50,000 to process an asylum seeker, so this just won't cut it.

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Reader Comments

  • WhereAreTheVikings

    What a terrible, terrible shame. Western Civilization nurtured capitalism, and now capitalism is destroying it. And these young people seem to welcome the invasion of their homeland. The media and schools have been very efficient in wiping out all traces of blood and soil.

    • prollawalllynotahumanoid

      Capitalism isn’t the problem. It’s corrupt politicians taking bribes and kickbacks from Globalists and the Chinese.

      • WhereAreTheVikings

        Maybe I should have said crony capitalism. Although Italians importing Chinese to make “Italian leather” shoes is not crony capitalism. It is capitalism, pure and simple.

        • prollawalllynotahumanoid

          That would be crony capitalism and globalism combined. They aren’t concerned with the affect their policies have upon their citizens, the health and welfare of their society and culture or their economy. What it isn’t is fair-free trade to further national interests.

          • WhereAreTheVikings

            I’ve always seen them as one and the same, but perhaps they need to be named individually, just to bring home the point.

      • WhereAreTheVikings

        But now that travel is so easy and borders are virtually down through H1bs and the like, theoretically you can’t blame capitalists for the pursuit of cheaper labor, although I do heartily blame them not being more patriotic than that. Perhaps the emerging nationalism will force them to voluntarily do what they should have morally been doing all along, and that is employing business practices that preserve their countries and nationalities. The government should be doing everything it can to encourage that, to the extent that small government should do anything but guard the borders and strictly, drastically, limit immigration.

      • Henry Lam

        It is China with its corrupted mindset affecting the world.

        • prollawalllynotahumanoid

          No it is not. Capitalism is the fairest and least corrupt system of all.

          Socialism and communism is based on authoritarianism, coercion and police intimidation. It has and always will be rife with criminality, bribes and kickbacks.

          Corruption can be anywhere but it is the very basis of socialism and communism.

    • Henry Lam

      The government is too weak. They do not understand the mindset of communists and how they educate their people. Those communist people are only loyal to their country and could be dangerous. The immigration law should only accept those who accepted multiculturalism and taught from a democratic education system. This virus events clearly has shown how stupid to take China as a friend.

      • WhereAreTheVikings

        The government is not too weak. Just weak-minded about some things.

  • Gabi Rodrigues

    For how many days can a country maximum close their borders to foreigners maximum? Like now, with the virus, everyone is using 30 days. Can it be more?