Brussels is preparing to take revenge on patriotic nations that refuse to obey it’s diktats by ‘redistributing’ funding away from them. Under proposals published in the Financial Times, the criteria for distributing cohesion programme funds away from GDP per capita towards so-called ‘EU values’.
Since migration will be one of the criteria used to allocate the money, countries will be provided with a monetary incentive to accept large numbers of asylum seekers, an idea which has the support of Angela Merkel of Germany and Emmanuel Macron of France, unsurprisingly as Germany and some regions of France could be amoung the beneficiaries.
On top of revising the allocation of funds, the commission is reinforcing conditions on eligibility, including ‘rule of law’ compliance, and applying more restrictions on how the EU money can be used. Poland could find itself targeted using these criteria as the EU have previously criticised its conservative government for judicial reforms that it deemed
to be an “attack on the rule of law”.
Poland and Eastern European countries such as Hungry are likely to find themselves squeezed as they oppose migration quotas and refuse to allow mass immigration. It seems far from learning from Brexit and the recent victory of anti-EU populists in the Italian General Election, Eurocrats are determined to steamroller any resistance by using bribery and brute force.