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EU Parliament agrees with VT – Turkish refugee-visa deal a huge threat to Europe

Fake passports are a booming business in Turkey

Fake passports are a booming business in Turkey

Bad political leadership once again is a security threat to its own people

Bad political leadership once again is a security threat to its own people

The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) Group slammed Wednesday a deal between Turkey and the European Union to ease the refugee crisis, saying such an agreement may give “Sultan Erdogan” the keys to Europe. 

Guy Verhofstadt, who is the ALDE Party leader, said in an address to Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) in Strasbourg, France, that the move is “hugely problematic.”

“It is a deal with Turkey in which we outsource our problems; a deal in which we are giving in fact the entrance keys, the keys to the gates of Europe, in the hands of Turkey, of the successors of the Ottoman Empire, to Erdogan, I should even say maybe to Sultan Erdogan,” Verhofstadt said, referring to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

ALDE is the current liberal–centrist political group of the European Parliament. The Turkish president is now in a position to decide on Turkey’s entry to the EU, added Verhofstadt, a Belgian politician at the European Parliament.

Meanwhile, Manfred Weber, the leader of the biggest group in the European Parliament, the center-right European People’s Party, said the EU should not give a “blank cheque” to Turkey.

Socialist leader Gianni Pittella also noted that discussions on stemming the flow of refugees to Europe “must not be mixed” with talks on Turkey’s EU membership process.

Eleftherios Synadinos, an MEP from Greece’s far-right Golden Dawn Party, was expelled from the European Parliament for insulting Turkish people during the Wednesday debate.

On March 7, the Turkish government proposed to take back all those refugees who cross into Europe from its soil in return for more money, faster EU membership talks and quicker visa-free travel. European Union leaders also welcomed the initiative.

Critics, however, have accused Turkey of blackmailing Europe into letting it join the EU. EU leaders are expected to try to finalize the refugee deal with Ankara during a summit at the EU headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, on March 17-18.

Europe is facing an unprecedented influx of refugees, most of whom are fleeing conflict zones in Africa and the Middle East, particularly Syria.



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8 Responses to "EU Parliament agrees with VT – Turkish refugee-visa deal a huge threat to Europe"

  1. Simpsons Donkey  March 10, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    A minor quibble, Mr Dean. Turks are not adept at forging proper passports. It’s the Khazars who are the world class, as they even forge Australian foil-striped, chipped, hologrammed passports for their kidon hit squads, duplicating the passports of unsuspecting Aussies, and placing them at risk of imprisonment while travelling. Not that the servile Australian Zio-government gives a stuff about their own citizens.
    The fact is, the Syrian passport is a primitive device, easily forged and with no tech to track it ot to link it to a database.
    I have ranted on Syrian forums on the necessity of Syria to adopt modern ID systems, to stop the jihadis-turned-”moderate” from roaming about and bombing at will, but there’s no evidence they are awake. Syria needs retina scanners like the US Army uses to pick out Taliban in Afghanistan. But I guess Syria doesn’t have the drug money to afford it.

  2. drbhelthi  March 10, 2016 at 9:36 am

    The zionist press in Europe presents comrade Mrs. Merkel daily as the central humanist demanding Europeans to understand and support the “refugee victims.” The zionist press distracts attention from the Zionist, proxy forces driving semitic Arabs from their homelands into Europe. Homelands in 7 countries that Judaism´s leadership plans to spread into and declare to be “Israel”.
    Rabbi Henry Siegman stated in a July 2014 speech, ” – repeated slaughter of innocents on a scale that we’re watching these days on television, that is really a profound, profound crisis—and should be a profound crisis—in the thinking of all of us who were committed to the establishment of the state and to its success. It leads one virtually to a whole rethinking of this historical phenomenon.”
    Ben Gurion had his army drive 700,000 Palestinians from their homes, villages and towns, murdering thousands, in 1948. The terror is continued today by the proxy force, ISIL. For details, see “Righteous Victims: A History of the Zionist-Arab Conflict, 1881-1998” by Morris, Benny, 1999.

  3. Ramirez  March 10, 2016 at 5:36 am

    If you just call yourself the EU it really sounds quite laughable, I want European countries all independent, less centralisation please ! Problem is I get the feeling the votes will be rigged as Washington still tells them all how high to jump.

    It has been a complete failure, but I guess that is what the crazies want. Not enough sensible adults is a receptive for disaster.

  4. ProtectUSA1st  March 9, 2016 at 10:27 pm


    President Putin, the “Wise Leader with A Brain” __ His Official Name should be “ The Ghost Buster of EU’s Brain Dead Leader”
     Although, Mr. Putin will not get an appreciation, since the EU is “Jealous of his Brain” they could call him, BEFORE THEY TRY TO SOLVE ANY PROBLEM.
    3/9/16 __ According to the Ex-USA Ambassador to Ukraine
     The Psycho Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk told the law makers “Back me, Suck Me, or have a Forced Snap Election”
     Well, they “Sucked Him” as a PM, & the Finance Minister Natalia Yaresko (50-years), born in Chicago, IL, USA, will be the New PM, as soon as the end of this week.
    3/9/16 __ In the meantime, Ukraine President arrived in Turkey to visit Erdogan
     Either the Ukraine President is seeking an advice from Erdogan “How to Black Mail EU”
     Or he is afraid that the Psycho PM might KILL HIM
     Or Yatsenyuk KILL HIMSELF, since he told the Whole World, in 2014, unless the Ex-President doesn’t resign, I’ll kill myself”

  5. Worker Bee  March 9, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    The Europeans need new and real leadership – any Austrian war veteran corporals available?

  6. davor  March 9, 2016 at 11:35 am

    Poor Germany. Taking into account they had to suffer two monstrous world wars imposed through them, one would expect that preventing the “third time is a charm” would be top national and cultural priority. I’m so sorry that these repetitive gangrenous lessons have to be reinstated for every generation of Mittel Europa. Like the entirety of contemporary history doesn’t exist, like there is no war taboos about anything Germany ever did and was forced to do. Like there are no textbooks on the 20th century migratory history. There is no such country in the world, that survived such horrors and had to be bloodsucked and drained over and over and over, maybe only Iraq of today is similar. If you just compare Greece and Turkey, Greece (as an official member) was being almost outcast and sanctioned about economic laws and migratory workers and referendum and for the same thing Turkey (as a non-member) is being rewarded.

  7. guitargirl  March 9, 2016 at 11:33 am

    Such a no brainer.

    Mr. Dean: your editorials are the best!


    • rockwool  March 9, 2016 at 12:58 pm

      On one side Jim Dean shows the European massmedia is completely silent, and on the other Dean comes to the conclusion the EU leadership (the dictatorial 16 man EU Commision) is incompetent.

      If the first is not by accedent, then does it not follow the EU Commision is equally complacent in this?

      Their aim?
      Crisis = war, and thus they need as much crisis in the EU as possible.
      Muslims are the new “Juden” + housing bubble + the Russian Bear + what not = WWIII incentive.

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