The foreign ministers of 28 EU countries are meeting as I write to decide what to do about the wave of mainly Asian immigrants already upon them — only some of them from Syria now. Or, rather, only 120,000 of them are on the agenda, about a third of the number already stretched out somewhere along the roads and railways of Europe. And there’ll be another 120,000 on the roads and the railways between Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, and Iraq as well as Syria.
Even if they get agreement today to share out 120,000 immigrants among themselves and impose it by a majority verdict, do the larger countries of the EU think that the smaller EU countries of Eastern Europe are going to obey them? What about a once-and-for-all meeting of EU countries’ leaders and decide on a realistic policy for the EU?