This should be an example to the rest of the world.
We’ve been hearing for weeks now about the European migrant crisis, where hundreds of thousands of migrants from Syria have been fleeing their war-torn nation for welfare addicted Western European nations.
Most of the focus in the media has been on the humanitarian aspect, public opinion having forced many of these countries to open up their borders to the migrants no matter the cost.
However, that’s mostly just exacerbated the problem, and now one of the most desirable destination for these Islamic migrants is slamming on the breaks.
According to the U.K. Daily Mail, in response to the flood of immigrants coming into the European Union’s largest economy, on Sunday Germany temporarily halted all trains from entering from neighboring Austria.
In addition, in an unprecedented move, Germany has temporarily suspended the Schengen Agreement, an EU treaty which allows free, unchecked movement across certain border crossings.
The agreement, signed in 1995, completely eliminates border checks at certain points within the EU. Germany’s border with Austria is one of these. However, Germans have begun carrying out passport checks.
In addition, Germany’s national railroad, Deutsche Bahn, says the government has asked it to suspend service between Austria and Germany for at least 12 hours.
“At this moment Germany is temporarily introducing border controls again along [the EU’s] internal borders,” German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said. “The focus will be on the border to Austria at first.”
In addition, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania have also opposed the migrant quotas.