Another member of Visegrád, this time Poland, offers Emmanuel Macron a dose of reality.
Macron has little respect outside of Brussels. The Germans ignore him, Salvini mocks him and Visegrád continues to push him around on migration.
What a sad state of affairs in France. Macron, Pierre Moscovici, Nathalie Loiseau and other leaders of France, so full of themselves, have not yet realized that their time has passed.
The government of Paris is not only losing ground at home, but they are quickly losing influence and respect across Europe.
– Translated from Realisté Praha: Macron again is talking about excluding V4 countries from Schengen for not embracing EU solidarity on migrant quotas. The Poles responded and answered him sharply.
Macron has already claimed that Schengen should be excluded from states that do not support the expansion of Frontex (counterproductive and a diversion; Frontex not a real border guard that prevents entry) and now wants to exclude nation states that do not want to “bear a common burden”.
Macron is not completely alone in his position in the West EU bloc. Last December, Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said that the Visegrad states, including Czechia, should be excluded from Schengen because they do not show enough “solidarity” on migration. (Actually, common sense, courage and ability to grasp reality has proven much more effective than ‘blind solidarity” to Berlin.)
But Macron does not mind that Veolia and other French companies are making billions and that they pay lower wages to employees than they give in social benefits to migrants at home. France wants to solve its financial problems and fund its generous social system at the expense of other EU states.