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Orlared Europe needs the migrants amassing at Greece's border -Prof. John O'Brennan, NUI Maynooth

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Prof. John O'Brennan, Jean Monnet Chair in European Integration at NUI, Maynooth has told Ivan Yates on Newstalk that he believes Europe needs the migrants amassing at the border of Greece and Turkey.


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"Let's remember, looking to the future, most EU member states have a demographic crisis. We actually need people and we will need people long into the future so to argue that we should operate this fortress Europe is really not just going against the economic interest of the EU in the longer term but it is really at odds with the value system the EU is supposed to stand for."

Yates put to O'Brennan that the public doesn't share his view and allowing over one million migrants move to Germany in 2015 was disastrous for Merkel. Brennan replied that on the contrary, Merkel was in office five years on.

"...and actually I think Germany is a very good example of what happens in this context. Germany accepted more than a million people. All the evidence we have shows that that has been a very successful absorption of a very large number of people. A huge number of people have gone into education. Others are working. The Germany unemployment rate hasn't gone up. The burden on the German state didn't increase dramatically and into the future if you look at this in a very narrow way, it'll be an asset to the German economy.

"So I think if you're going to concentrate on 2015, and on numbers, the argument there is that actually we can do this but my point is also we should be prepared to do this."

According to Der Spiegel magazine in 2018, Germany expects to spend around 78 billion euros on migration-related issues through 2022, including 31 billion euros to combat the root causes driving people to leave their homes and head to Europe.

The magazine cited a document drafted by the German Finance Ministry which estimates federal spending of around 70 billion euros through 2022, plus an additional eight billion euros that the federal government agreed to transfer to states and local communities to cover their costs through 2021.

Social payments to migrants in Germany are projected to account for about 21 billion euros through 2022, with another 13 billion to be spent on language courses and other integrative measures, the magazine cited the document as saying.

Processing, registration and accommodations for refugees would cost 5.2 billion, according to the estimate.

Broadcast: The Hard Shoulder | Newstalk | 03 Mar 2020

Prof. John O'Brennan's can be found on twitter here:

 

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Just remember that O'Brennan thinks the EU is being too conservative when it comes to migration. He dosen't agree with the whole 'fortress Europe' thing ( a joke anyway , as the EU has fairly porous borders ).

He pours out a constant deluge of anti-Brexit material from his Twitter pulpit.

Germany's going to have to pay more into the EU ( as will Ireland ). It's also going to have to pay more for migration. Something has to give there. Expect AfD support to rise another 10%.

The things O'Brennan is shilling for ( open borders ) will be the death of his precious EU Project.
 

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This idiot of a Professor is a EU shill. His bread is buttered by the Jean Monnet Foundation.
Jean Monnet was the founding father of the EU. The plan was always a Federal Europe ,to be achieved incrementally by underhand means.
The EU is now falling apart and hopefully will collapse in chaos soon. This is Irelands only hope of ever regaining its freedom. control of its borders, its Laws and its currency.
 

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Admit it... You're not that surprised.

Someone was going to say this... I'm just surprised at how few people are saying it... During the last military age Islamic Invasion of Europe it was all you heard on the MSM..


Might as we be some random Regime Arts 'Professor' from a raving nuts liberal former training depot for priests..

'we need them for their diversity'.. That's what some government spokesperson said on RTE radio one news a couple of years ago... I would have asked him why would would you need anyone for 'diversity'..
 

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O'Brennan must be off his rocker if he thinks that migration into Germany has been a success. Merkel, who he no doubt thinks is a hero ( like Sutherland did ) single-handedly revived the 'far right' in Germany. Something many believed was impossible because Germany had been utterly destroyed by having the NSDAP in power.

Yet this woman achieved the impossible. Her policies created a nationalist party on 15% on the polls.
 

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He gets a totally uncriticized run.
He's got his talking points and no hard questions for the duration of the "interview"
 

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Prof. John O'Brennan, Jean Monnet Chair in European Integration at NUI, Maynooth has told Ivan Yates on Newstalk that he believes Europe needs the migrants amassing at the border of Greece and Turkey.


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"Let's remember, looking to the future, most EU member states have a demographic crisis. We actually need people and we will need people long into the future so to argue that we should operate this fortress Europe is really not just going against the economic interest of the EU in the longer term but it is really at odds with the value system the EU is supposed to stand for."

Yates put to O'Brennan that the public doesn't share his view and allowing over one million migrants move to Germany in 2015 was disastrous for Merkel. Brennan replied that on the contrary, Merkel was in office five years on.

"...and actually I think Germany is a very good example of what happens in this context. Germany accepted more than a million people. All the evidence we have shows that that has been a very successful absorption of a very large number of people. A huge number of people have gone into education. Others are working. The Germany unemployment rate hasn't gone up. The burden on the German state didn't increase dramatically and into the future if you look at this in a very narrow way, it'll be an asset to the German economy.

"So I think if you're going to concentrate on 2015, and on numbers, the argument there is that actually we can do this but my point is also we should be prepared to do this."

According to Der Spiegel magazine in 2018, Germany expects to spend around 78 billion euros on migration-related issues through 2022, including 31 billion euros to combat the root causes driving people to leave their homes and head to Europe.

The magazine cited a document drafted by the German Finance Ministry which estimates federal spending of around 70 billion euros through 2022, plus an additional eight billion euros that the federal government agreed to transfer to states and local communities to cover their costs through 2021.

Social payments to migrants in Germany are projected to account for about 21 billion euros through 2022, with another 13 billion to be spent on language courses and other integrative measures, the magazine cited the document as saying.

Processing, registration and accommodations for refugees would cost 5.2 billion, according to the estimate.

Broadcast: The Hard Shoulder | Newstalk | 03 Mar 2020

Prof. John O'Brennan's can be found on twitter here:

This dude right here should be held up as an example of exactly why populism is increasing.

The cognitive dissonance are the intelligence here in Europe is just incredulous. if they continue in this vein it is going to leave to another national socialist pan European government.

These nihilistic creatures are going to cause the downfall of Western civilization.
 

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O'Brennan dosen't seem to understand that migration and nationalism are inextricably linked.

If he's calling for more migration into the EU, then he can't complain when nationalist parties benefit from that. Because they will.

Every migrant who comes into Germany bolsters support for the AfD.
 

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Only pimps or gombeen landlords or employers believe that Europe needs migrants.
 
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