And you can thank the Left and their Socialist Marxist policies for this. The EU statistical agency Eurostat warns that vast numbers of migrants could be needed to meet the shortfall in two years if Europe is to have a hope of funding the pension and health needs of its growing elderly population.
UK EXPRESS–A controversial taxpayer-funded “job centre” opened in Mali this week is just the first step towards promoting “free movement of people in Africa and the EU”. (Don’t you mean movement of Africans INTO the EU?)
Brussels economists claim Britain and other EU states will “need” 56 million immigrant workers between them by 2050 to make up for the “demographic decline” due to falling birth rates and rising death rates across Europe. It states: “Countries with low fertility rates could require a significant number of immigrants over the coming decades if they want to maintain the existing number of people of working age.
The report, by French MEP Francoise Castex, calls for immigrants to be given legal rights and access to social welfare provision such as benefits. (So how does that fund pension and health needs for elderly Europeans?)
Ms Castex said: “It is urgent that member states have a calm approach to immigration. To say ‘yes’, we need immigration … it is not a new development, we must accept it.” (CRAP, importing 3rd world garbage does not help Europe, it turns Europe into a third world slum)
Blue card holders would be entitled to move freely across the EU, setting up home in any of the 27 member states. (Oh joy)
Last night Sir Andrew Green, of Mig rationWatchUK said: “Eng land, with Holland, is al ready the most crowded country in Europe. “As it is, we have to build the equivalent of seven cities the size of Birmingham over 25 years for the immigrants the Government already expects.
“Yet again the ‘one-size-fits-all’ policy of the EU produces absurd results. These would be ridiculous proposals if they were applied to the Britain. “The Government must ensure that these work permits are not valid for the UK. “Higher levels of immigration are the last thing we need with a recession approaching.”
And Shadow Home Sec retary Dominic Grieve said: “When ministers are talking tough about efforts to control immigration, they need to provide a clear explanation that national policy is not being undermined through the backdoor in Brussels.”
The UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage attacked the move as “an outrage”. He said: “The sooner Britain gets back control of immigration policy, the better.” (Time to BAN Muslim immigration not expand it)
The proposals – part of the Africa-EU Partnership signed in Portugal last December – also warns of the negative effects of mass immigration and calls for “better integration of African migrants”. It calls too for a compassionate approach to the eight million illegal immigrants already living in the EU.
It states: “Irregular migrants must not be treated like criminals. (What the hell is an “irregular” migrant?) Many risk their lives seeking freedom or the means of subsistence in Europe. As long as the EU has a higher standard of living than those countries to its south and east, the temptation to come will exist – especially if there are jobs to be had.” (But the people already there don’t even have enough jobs)
The declaration calls on the EU to assist African governments to set up migration information centres “to better manage labour mobility between Africa and the EU”.The first was the job centre opened in Bamako, capital of Mali, on Monday. Other centres are expected to open soon in other west African states and later in north Africa.
Yesterday the Daily Express revealed that, in an apparent contradiction of immigration policy, thousands of migrants – like Kanoute Tieny from Mali – are being given up to £5,500 in grants by the EU to return home to Africa.
French president Nicolas Sarkozy wants to implement an EU-wide immigration plan by the end of the year when he stands down as head of the Council of the European Union.
Last night the Home Office said the UK had nothing to do with this EU plan. A Border Agency spokesperson said the initiative is aimed at promoting legal migration routes in the Schengen area of the EU which the UK opted out of. The area includes most but not all member states.
“We therefore retain full control of our own borders and our asylum system.” (Hopefully)
Shocking look at what the EU will be importing.