EU Rejects Australian Policy for Handling Migrant Influx

BRUSSELS — The European Union will not be adopting Australia’s migration methods despite Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s claim that some Europeans are seeking policy advice.

The EU’s executive Commission says Canberra does not respect the international standard on protecting refugees of “non-refoulement,” which is a U.N. principle prohibiting expulsion to a country where they could face violence or prison.

Commission migration spokeswoman Natasha Bertaud said Monday that the EU “applies the principle of non-refoulement — we have no intention of changing this — so of course the Australian model can never be a model for us.”

Australia’s migration model was widely cited in debate at the European Parliament last week, as the EU struggles to cope with thousands of migrants seeking to enter Europe via Libya.

  • Martin B

    The lemmings just keep going over the cliff, no matter what.

  • Rosenmops

    I’m going to have to stop reading about this. Every time I read about the EU I want to bang my head against a wall.

    • Frau Katze

      At least you’re not blogging about it. That means finding stories and pictures. Any ideas on what I could write on a picture (except “Invaders”, which I’ve already done)?

      • AmicusC

        militia? they do become violent once landed. or foreign infantry?

      • tom_billesley


      • Rosenmops

        Take one or more from set A, then one from set B.

        A={unwelcome, uninvited, undesired, unwanted, troublesome, unwished for, unsuitable, demanding, predatory, alarming, burdensome }

        B={Vagabonds, tramps , deadbeats, scroungers, parasites, freeloaders, intruders, raiders, scofflaws, trespassers , infiltrators, }

  • AmicusC

    I am glad they have taken this clear stance regarding foreign invaders. I now can stop caring at all about what happens to the people in the eu. another dutch shooting who gives a f#ck, some French jew or non camel fornicator gets stabbed you had your chance. british soldier decapitated or the tube gets bombed again no a single f#ck shall be given. good bye Europe was fun while it lasted.

  • Linda1000

    Drown in your “non-refoulement” policy EU. Is this a made-up UN term or the French spelling of “foul”?

    • tom_billesley

      I think it’s a UN term for not dropping the invaders back in the shithole they came from.

  • Alain

    A rejection from the Evil United (EU) is a badge of honour.

    • Frau Katze

      Evil United. I like that.

  • tom_billesley

    So the EU will be sending ships to “rescue” invaders off the coasts of Indonesia before the Australians can turn them back?