The European Union has signed a declaration with Afghanistan laying out the rules for returning Afghan nationals to their homeland. But many Afghanis refuse to leave Europe, so what should the European Union do?

It is one thing bribing Afghanistan with European taxpayers money and making them sign an agreement to accept the return of their own nationals who do not fulfil the conditions to stay in the EU. There is a whole other thing making it happen.

With the signing of the declaration between the EU and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, calledThe Joint Way Forward, things should start to move in the right direction. In the declaration we can read the following:

1. The EU and the Government of Afghanistan intend to cooperate closely in order to organize the dignified, safe and orderly return of Afghan nationals to Afghanistan who do not fulfil the conditions to stay in the EU.

2. In line with its obligations under international law, Afghanistan reaffirms its commitment to readmit its citizens who entered into the EU or are staying on the EU territory irregularly, after due consideration of each individual case by Member States.

3. Afghan nationals who are found to have no legal basis to remain in an EU Member State, whose protection needs or compelling humanitarian reasons, if any, have been considered in accordance with the applicable legislation and who have received an enforceable decision to leave that Member State, can choose to return voluntarily. Afghan nationals who choose not to comply with such a decision on a voluntary basis will be returned to Afghanistan, once administrative and judicial procedures with suspensive effects have been exhausted.

But a piece of paper is nothing more than just that, if not force is put behind the words.

“Open border” NGO:s criticize the agreement

Several foreign funded NGO: s has criticized the agreement. One of these is the International Rescue Committee (IRC) – an organization that from the 1950s had close ties with the CIA in the United States1). Imogen Sudbery, head of IRCs office in Brussels argue that Afghanistan can’t be considered a safe country.

In the newspaper we read the following about the afghan “refugees”:

Afghan young men are often sent to Europe to earn money to support their families back home, they said. Such is the case with Zazai.

Wanting a better life is understandable, but not a reason for asylum.

What do we do when they don’t want to leave?

There are thousand upon thousands young afghan males trapped in the Balkans, and they are determined to reach the wealthy western EU countries. “Life in Afghanistan is too hard for us, we can’t live there,” say 15-year-old Sulaiman Zazai. “That is why we go to live in Germany, for a good life, for our future.”

The question is: will the EU-leadership take responsibility and use the means necessary to return the illegal to Afghanistan, or is the deal with the Islamic republic just a way to try to ease the worries and anger of the European peoples?

The EU-leadership have all in place for resolute actions and we must be ever vigilant to see that it really happens. Since the EU-elites seems to be hell-bent on maintaining the multi-ethnic and multicultural Europe there is no reason to raise our hopes. If the do not do what they can and what they say, we must make sure that they don’t get away with it.