Greece has been threatened with expulsion from the Schengen free movement zone as European leaders mull plans to more the EU’s external border north to Macedonia.
Interior ministers gathering in Amsterdam this morning for an emergency meeting plan to significantly bolster security forces on Greece’s border with Macedonia.
Germany’s interior minister Thomas de Maiziere added his voice to the demands from Belgium, Austria and Sweden that Greece stop the migrant influx on Monday morning.
Warning that time to stem the flow of migrants is running out, Czech President Milos Zeman has suggested that every European countries contribute 500 soldiers to establish a new border force to control the migrant influx.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has called for fences to be erected on Greece’s frontier with Macedonia and Bulgaria to stop the influx of migrants.
The government of Alexis Tsipras made it a policy to flood northern Europe with illegal migrants and terrorists, and has resisted pressure to reverse that policy.
Tsipras’ defence minister Panos Kammenos publicised the plan in the international media last March before Tsipras implemented it.
In spite of repeated warnings, Tsipras has refused to close its borders even as Davos Klaus Schwab has predicted that as many as a billion migrants could soon seek to move to Europe (many via Greece and the Balkans) as a result of destablization in Africa and the Middle East caused by plunging oil prices.
In addition, Tsipras has toyed with the idea of opening Greece’s land border with Turkey, currently guarded by a fence, potentially allowing huge numbers of migrants as well as vehicles (Isis Toyota trucks?) to enter Bulgaria and sweep north unless significant defence systems and military assets are quickly put in place.
As happened last summer, Tsipras does not seem to have any plan B to handle the expulsion of Greece is from the Schengen, and likely, soon after, from the euro, and, this, at a time when it is facing the invasion in the coming weeks of possiby hundred of thousands of radical muslim migrants rising to millions, tens of millions and even hundreds of millions this summer.