BRUSSELS will use the looming threat of a migrant crisis to make a grab for further controls over Europe’s migration and asylum rules.
A top eurocrat said the Taliban rise to power in Afghanistan and the actions of Belarus demonstrate the need for an overhaul of the European Union’s powers. Many EU governments are nervous about the developments in Afghanistan and fear they could trigger a repeat of Europe’s 2015/2016 migration crisis.
During that period, more than a million people arrived from war-torn countries in the Middle East, which stretched security services, welfare systems and fuelled support for eurosceptic movements.
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