2018-01-11 15:17:35 UTC
a.. The Commission, based in Brussels, is not elected but, according to EU
treaties, it has a monopoly -- yes, a monopoly -- on initiating legislation
at the European level. A Commissioner is an appointed bureaucrat, one for
each member state -- often a former top politician, now sidelined in his
country of origin, therefore with very little democratic legitimacy.
a.. First of all, many of the migrants are not qualified; and second, they
receive social benefits so there is little or no incentive for them to work.
Articles supporting the claims of the officials -- that Europe needs more
migrants in order to fund the healthcare and pensions of aging Europeans --
neglect that this plan can only succeed IF the migrants work. These
assumptions, therefore, appear to be based on ideological bias rather than
a.. The new norms, like the size of apples or the curvature of cucumbers,
should, according to the European Commission, be determined by the European
Commission. Migration will not be a question open for debate. It will be a
"norm" determined by the Commission.