What will Germany as the EU's largest country takes over the rotating presidency of the union in four weeks?
Migration, says the country's topdiplomat in Brussels. He lacks solidarity.
Member states ' diplomats and ministers have for years beaten the pans against each other in the vain attempt to reach agreement on how the EU should handle the migration.
- I do not think that we can get a solution to the migration, if not it contains a form of forced redistribution, says the EU ambassador Michael Clauss during an event in the think tank EPC.
He says that a solution as an absolute minimum require 'compulsory solidarity'. And think so not quite on it though. For many years, a few countries in Southern europe shouldered the burden.
- the Question is whether solidarity can come in various forms. So some countries take against, while the other gives money. For me it is difficult, however, to see, to say, that there was no taking, " says Clauss.
the Asylum system in the EU has been broken for at least a decade.
the Topic has really torn countries. It culminated in 2015, as the German chancellor Angela Merkel said: 'We do it', while hundreds of thousands migrated into the country, and opposition among the German - and EU grew.
A number of eastern european countries with Hungary in the lead has been very firm on the view that the country is never going to accept a forced redistribution.
In 2015, the EU adopted countries, a contentious decision on the reallocation of the 120,000 refugees.
Hungary and Slovakia complained about the decision and ordered that it be cancelled, but the EUROPEAN Court of justice stated later, the decision for the legitimate.
the Number of registered asylum seekers peaked according to Eurostat data, in 2015 and 2016 with a total of 1,200,000 annually.
In the past three years, the number remained at the half. Between 600,000 and 700,000-a-year.
Michael Clauss will not make a functioning asylum system in the EU to the scale of the German presidency's success. It runs from 1. July to 31. december.
there are many large cases on the table. Among them, there are some, like Germany death and torment shall fix, and therefore migration is also the first thing he mentions in the number of cases that Germany 'would very much like to fix'.
The cases, 'there must exist a solution', is the EU budget and the recovery after coronakrisen. It is necessary.
in Addition to the EU and the Uk have a track on the future of the relationship before the new year - or find a solution without agreement. It is essential.
- we Get these things in place, the presidency will be a success, he says.