Estonia rejects Macron and Conte’s migration agenda. We like this Mart Helme, he can think for himself and the best interests of Estonia
– Minister of the Interior Mart Helme refused to participate in the mini-Summit regarding migrant distribution led by France and Italy.
“Our symbolic absence is meant to demonstrate that we are not about to discuss this matter. We will not be pulled into debates. Estonia will not accept immigrants based on a central distribution mechanism,” Helme told ERR.
“It is clear the proposal will not be supported. It is also clear they will keep proposing it. Discussions will obviously resume at the next meeting in early October. And they will bring it up again,” Helme said.
* The Baltic states – Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia – represent potential allies for Visegrad regarding migration. Time should be spent building on these relationships. Poland has influence with Lithuania.