* Hungary and Poland: Migration policy decisions up to European nation states. Polish PM in Budapest to meet with Viktor Orban.
European Union member states “must have the right to make their own decisions on whom to accept” amid an ongoing migration crisis, Poland’s prime minister said in Budapest on Wednesday.
Mateusz Morawiecki said that the European Union and its executive arm, the European Commission, did not have a “treaty mandate” to force “sovereign member states” to take in refugees.
“It is up to individual states whether they want to accept someone or not, and we hold very firmly to this position,” Morawiecki added.
Poland follows a policy of providing assistance to those in need “on the spot,” Morawiecki also said.
Meanwhile, Hungary’s Orban told reporters at a joint news conference that “EU migration policy has not only failed to function well, but ended in a fiasco.”
Polish officials have repeatedly said that Poland is supporting those in need by increasing humanitarian aid to the victims of the war in Syria and by working with aid organisations to rebuild hospitals.
Poland’s previous Prime Minister Beata Szydło has said that helping in this way is not only cheaper but more effective, whereas EU migration policy was not putting a stop to additional waves of migrants to Europe.
** The showdown over migration will be intense with the climax set for June 2018. EU Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos, Guy Verhofstadt and his ALDE staffers and the EU Parliament want to “commit” Europe to mass migration and UN multicult.
We think Visegrad, Hungary, Poland and Austria will have something to say about this. Time to push back…..hard!
Onward V4! ??