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Should we bind Europe money and respect for the rule of law? The debate before the Court of Justice

 Should we bind Europe money and respect for the rule of law? The debate before the Court of Justice © François Lenoir / Reuters The European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. Photo Stock Illustration. Budapest and Warsaw dispute Monday and Tuesday before the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) The new conditionality mechanism that binds the payment of European funds to respect the rule of law in the country.

Does the Polish limit be better controlled?

Because about Belarus and Poland more and more migrants from the Middle East enter Germany, calls for a policewerk controls. The Federal Cabinet advises.

Ende 2019 fanden im Land Brandenburg mehrere Großkontrollen zu illegalen Einreisen aus Polen nach Deutschland statt. Kommt es zu einer Wiederholung? © Patrick Pleul / DPA At the end of 2019, several major controls in the state of Brandenburg took place to illegal entry from Poland to Germany. Is there a repetition?

Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) wants to raise the increased number of unauthorized entrance on the Polish-German border in the Cabinet. The Minister wanted to propose measures at the session on Wednesday, how to deal with the situation, said the spokesman of the Ministry, Steve age, on Monday on request. The chairman of the Federal Police Union, Heiko Teggatz, previously urged the introduction of temporary controls on the border with Poland.

Poland attaches its border with Belarus

 Poland attaches its border with Belarus Instead of the previous barbed wire, Poland now wants to set up a barrier of "solid height". In Germany, the number of migrants entered via Belarus and Poland has increased rapidly. © Kacper Pempel / Reuters Polish security forces have taken migrants on the border with Belarus (archive) Already in August Poland had begun to build a provisional fence along the border with Belarus.

Teggatz justified this in a letter to Seehofer also with the health hazard for the employees of the Federal Police, as the number of corona infections in the countries of origin of migrants such as Iraq, Syria or Afghanistan still be very high, as the picture reported . "For several months, the numbers of the attacks rise almost explosively," quoted the sheet from the letter of the Federal Policy Union. Only with the introduction of temporary border controls the Federal Government can prevent a "collapse" at the borders as in 2015.

Brandenburg Interior Minister Michael Stübgen (CDU) was skeptical. "Whether the Capacities of the Federal Police are sufficient to control several hundred kilometers border with Poland and whether the effort is worthwhile, only the federal government can decide," said Stübgen on Monday of the German Press Agency. "I have my doubts that temporary border controls solve the problem and warn against an escalation spiral at the German-Polish border. Border controls or even border closures would enormously burden the daily life for tower thousand Germans and Poland in the border region."

Direct Video. Polexit: Follow the Prime Minister Polish speech to the European Parliament

 Direct Video. Polexit: Follow the Prime Minister Polish speech to the European Parliament © AFP Prime Minister Polish, Morset Morawiecki, June 24, 2021 at a summit in Brussels in Belgium. The Head of the Polish Nationalist Conservative, Mateusz Morawiecki, goes on Tuesday to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, after the recent stroke of thunder caused by the decision of the Constitutional Court of Primalty of European law. The President of the Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, must also be expressed on this occasion.

The Governments in Latvia, Lithuania and Poland accuse the Belarusian rulers Alexander Lukashenko to bring migrants to the EU external border in organized form migrants and refugees from crisis regions. Lukashenko had announced at the end of May that Minsk would no longer prevent migrants on the drive in the EU - in response to tightened western sanctions against his country. Since then, reports about tried irregular border crossings at EU external borders to Belarus and the German-Polish border.

Maas charges allegations against Lukashenko

"We are no longer ready to watch that there are companies like airlines that earn money with it," said Foreign Minister Heiko Maas (SPD) on Monday at a meeting with counter-colleagues in Luxembourg. You need sanctions that you can make sure that you are not ready to accept this. Maas again raised serious allegations against the Belarussian ruler Lukashenko personally. "We see ourselves in Europe confronted with the fact that Lukashenko refugees used as an instrument to exert pressure on European countries," he said. He was "nothing but the boss of a state locker ring".

Almost doubling of Polish forces at the Bielorusian border

 Almost doubling of Polish forces at the Bielorusian border Europe-migrants-beelorussia-Poland: almost doubling Polish forces at the Belarusian border © Reuters / Kacper Pempel almost doubling of Polish forces at the border Belarusian Warsaw (Reuters) - Nearly 6,000 Polish soldiers are now deployed along the border with Belarus because of strengthening security measures in the face of rising migratory flows, Tuesday announced the Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak.

Lithuan's Minister of Interior Agne Bilotaite announced an increase in the troops to support border guards - up to 64 soldiers should be used daily. "We have to react and be prepared for the worst case," Bilotaite was quoted in a message. Defense Minister Arvydas Anusauskas emphasized, the Lithuanian arms have provided "in the context of hybrid aggression" support and will continue to do so.

"Currently we do not see any occasion for border controls," said the Chairman of the District Federal Police of the Union of the Police (GDP), Andreas Roßkopf. "Yes, it must be reacted, but we prefer an intensification of the border search," he added. The current situation is, which is concerned with the number of incoming protective seekers, not comparable to the situation in autumn 2015. In the Federal Ministry of the Interior, one is still alerted. And also the Foreign Office tries to bring states such as Iraq or Jordan to stop flights to Minsk.

The Chairman of the Interior Committee in the Brandenburg Landtag, Andreas Büttner, also rejected the proposal after temporary controls on the border with Poland. "That would be the perfect wrong way out of my view," said the politician of the left, who is a police officer by profession. "The elimination of border controls is one of the fundamental freedoms of the European Union."

migrants in Briançon. Fifty people still waiting .
© Jean-Philippe Ksiazek / Archives AFP The refuge "Les Terrasses Solidaires" decided to stop the reception for lack of space. Here a picture taken in September 2020. fifty refugee migrants in a church near Briançon are still waiting to be able to leave the city as a result of the closure of a refuge.

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