Croatia’s PM Andrej Plenkovic (EPP) is no Viktor Orban, which is probably why he is considered a star in the EPP.
Plenkovic is the model EU robot 👉programmed and indoctrinated by Brussels.
The V4 Report realizes that few can match Orban, but Plenkovic’s criticism of Hungary’s decision to ‘erect barriers’ at the border is bottom-shelf opportunism designed to win more applause from Brussels, which is all that Plenkovic thinks and dreams about 24-7 (nonstop).
Many consider Plenkovic to be the Donald Tusk of Croatia.
– In a criticism of the approach of Viktor Orbán’s government in Hungary, which has set up barbed wire fences on its southern border, Plenković said his administration instead wanted to maintain good relations with its neighbours.
He said: “Croatia, unlike some other countries, did not opt for the erection of barriers nor install barbed wires with Bosnia and Herzegovina. Why? Because Bosnia and Herzegovina is a neighbouring country, a friendly country.”
🤔 BiH is maybe too friendly, graciously pointing aggressive male migrants to the Croatian border. In this case, a real ‘friendly neighbor’ would not be one that allows their country to be used as a transit zone by illegals in order to cross into Croatia and the EU.
Hopefully, at least Austria and Germany realize and appreciate how “friendly” Hungary’s approach at the border has been for them, even if prevented from publicly admitting that barriers can work, especially when backed by forces on the ground. 😉
– Plenkovic did better at defending his troops from the propaganda of the open-border activists, but his response was still somewhat weak, considering he failed to criticize the NGO agitators and their well-rehearsed campaign to slander border police in order to push an agenda.
The Guardian and groups like Amnesty are the real threats to the safety and well-being of Europeans. Plenkovic needs to challenge and to repudiate these far-left activists trying to intimidate the border police.
Plenkovic pledged to investigate “problematic” allegations in response to claims of brutality by Croatian border police, and added that any claims against his security forces would be investigated.
Plenković said that claims about the behaviour of officers manning the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina had not been proven, and that they are allegations not facts.
* Obviously, Croatia’s border is much larger and a different dynamic than Hungary’s border, so erecting barriers would be a great task, but that’s no excuse to criticize Orban’s methods, which are very beneficial to all in the EU.
Plenkovic, whose government is unwisely relocating migrants straight from Turkey (very strange and awkward, considering the migrant pressure at Croatian border), should have at least secured a deal with Turkey that sent back the illegals who crossed into Croatia after entering via Greece.
Slovenia would probably appreciate this “friendly” action. What are friends and neighbors for after all?