Juncker talks of welcoming refugees, while turning Europe into a fortress | Apostolis Fotiadis | Comment is free | The Guardian
On the podium officials may bare their bleeding hearts, yet in the background they silently continue to build up a security apparatus that will provide oversight and total control over population influxes towards and from the external borders of the union. Commentators have taken to describing the lack of a coordinated mechanism for processing refugees as “a failure” on behalf the EC and the EU member states. This is missing the point. The refugee crisis is not a failure, but entirely consistent with the commission’s strategic priorities on immigration and border control policies.