Austria Stands Down Turkey; More in EU Will Soon Follow Their Lead

Austria Stands Down Turkey; More in EU Will Soon Follow Their Lead

{Update: Original post below from November 2016 warned of the threat from Turkey’s Erdogan. With events in Holland this weekend, it is worth revisiting.}

As Turkey’s Erdogan continues to threaten, belittle, and blackmail Europe, Angela Merkel and many others inside the EU continue down the road of appeasement.  This never turns out well.  As a result, Erdogan has no respect for the EU.  He views their leaders as weak and feeble (he has a point there).

But Austria may be ready to adjust some attitudes.  As we saw with Viktor Orban’s courageous defiance of Merkel’s migrant vision for Europe, all it takes is one strong leader to change the debate. Today, the Balkans and the CEE states are following the path of Hungary and the V4, not Merkel and EUCO.

Now it is Austria that is alone challenging the EU on their naive dealings with Turkey.  Even the V4 seems to be giving Erdogan the benefit of the doubt, for now. However, the EU must realize that one cannot give a tyrant candy and expect roses in return.  Do they not remember how he used a network of criminal smugglers to flood Greece and the EU just months ago?  How he allowed jihadists to use his border as a HUB, with some taking advantage of the lax border to enter Europe as “refugees”?  Do they not hear him threatening to violate the EU border by “busing” thousands of migrants to Bulgaria?  Do they not see the Erdogan horror show in Turkey today?  His support of Islamic terrorists in Syria?

No, the EU is worried about the death penalty in Turkey! Is this their only “red line” in the sand?

However, it only takes one to block EU membership, and Austria has answered the bell.  They are directly challenging Erdogan, as all in Europe should.  This week, Austria passed an arms embargo bill on Turkey (somewhat symbolic, but Erdogan gets their message) and have publicly called for the ending of Turkey membership and visa talks.  In addition, Austria wants to end the Merkel-Erdogan Pact (all know it was largely the Balkan border closing that cut the migrant demand for Greece) by halting all EU funds to Turkey.

This is not only bold, but refreshing.  The EU has economic leverage on Erdogan, and they need to use it or his games will never end.  Almost 50% of Turk exports are to the EU.  Europe could break Erdogan’s ribs with economic blows that would bury his economy.  They can meet Erdogan’s threats with strength by fortifying the Bulgarian and Greek borders, and pulling the migrants back to him.  This is the stand they must take.  Erdogan has claimed his devotion to the migrants; call his bluff.  Economic hardball and sealing the EU external border – not Merkel’s childish “time-outs” – will adjust Erdogan’s attitude.

Merkel and Juncker’s “poems of solidarity” do not work on Erdogan.  They never will, and many in Europe are starting to realize this. The EU is an empty behemoth without a Soul; few will blindly follow it down the wrong path for long.

Austria has taken the first step in the right direction.  They are alone now, but that will change.  Strong leadership backed by courageous action attracts others to a just cause.  Stay strong Austria, soon others will be following you.  You can count on it.

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5 hours ago

V4 Report

* Brussels/Open Society: EU Commission meeting between Frans Timmermans and George Soros in Brussels reveals the radical ideology behind so-called “EU values”

According to the Brussels Times, this meeting was designed to send a message to Hungary 🇭🇺, but we believe it is unprofessional, inappropriate and will further alienate mainstream Europe from the extreme multicult beliefs of the EU Commissioners.

But at least it provides a clear picture of why Timmermans and other EU Ministers, such as Vera Jourova, have decided to attack both Hungary and Poland. George Soros and the Open Society network are now the “centers of influence” in Brussels.

** Asked by a journalist about the purpose of the meeting, the chief spokesperson replied that Timmermans and Soros have known each other for many years.

“They’ll discuss broader issues of relevance to the EU, such as how to keep EU Member States together....Closer and always together,” he explained.

This resulted in a follow-up question from another journalist: “Are you sure that Soros wants the EU to stick together?” To which the spokesperson simply replied that he does not speak for Soros but for the Commission and Timmermans.

The Brussels Times contacted Frans Timmermans directly to receive his comment on a question which could have been asked by the Hungarian government itself.

Timmermans confirmed that he has been regularly in touch with George Soros and the Open Society Foundations over the last 20 years.

“I have seen firsthand in many different places what his commitment and his contributions have done to help countries rid themselves of their totalitarian, communist past and develop societies based on the same values that were enjoyed by those of us who were lucky enough to be on the right side of the Iron Curtain after WW2 or had the good fortune to liberate themselves from dictatorship earlier,” Timmermans replied.

“Given his and my experience with these issues, it seems to me absolutely logical that we would remain in touch regularly and compare notes about the situation in Europe and beyond.” The socialist from the Netherlands calls himself an expert on freedom. Sure thing, Frans. 🙄👌

“There is no doubt in my mind that his commitment to freedom, democracy and the development of open societies with equal rights for all citizens is genuine and honest,” he said.

Timmermans feels strongly about this commitment. ”It is a commitment I have shared throughout my professional life and a commitment I will stick to until I draw my final breath.”

*** Frans Timmermans has revealed his loyalties and cannot be expected to provide independent and impartial judgement regarding the European nation states.

Visegrad and others should demand his immediate resignation. Timmermans is a multicult activist and should be working for Open Society, instead of undermining Europe.

www.brusselstimes.com/eu-affairs/10983/commission-meeting-with-soros-in-brussels-sends-signal-to-...
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* Brussels/Open Society:  EU Commission meeting between Frans Timmermans and George Soros in Brussels reveals the radical ideology behind so-called “EU values”

According to the Brussels Times, this meeting was designed to send a message to Hungary 🇭🇺, but we believe it is unprofessional, inappropriate and will further alienate mainstream Europe from the extreme multicult beliefs of the EU Commissioners. 

But at least it provides a clear picture of why Timmermans and other EU Ministers, such as Vera Jourova, have decided to attack both Hungary and Poland.  George Soros and the Open Society network are now the “centers of influence” in Brussels.  

** Asked by a journalist about the purpose of the meeting, the chief spokesperson replied that Timmermans and Soros have known each other for many years. 

“They’ll discuss broader issues of relevance to the EU, such as how to keep EU Member States together....Closer and always together,” he explained.

This resulted in a follow-up question from another journalist: “Are you sure that Soros wants the  EU to stick together?” To which the spokesperson simply replied that he does not speak for Soros but for the Commission and Timmermans. 

The Brussels Times contacted Frans Timmermans directly to receive his comment on a question which could have been asked by the Hungarian government itself.

Timmermans confirmed that he has been regularly in touch with George Soros and the Open Society Foundations over the last 20 years. 

“I have seen firsthand in many different places what his commitment and his contributions have done to help countries rid themselves of their totalitarian, communist past and develop societies based on the same values that were enjoyed by those of us who were lucky enough to be on the right side of the Iron Curtain after WW2 or had the good fortune to liberate themselves from dictatorship earlier,” Timmermans replied.

“Given his and my experience with these issues, it seems to me absolutely logical that we would remain in touch regularly and compare notes about the situation in Europe and beyond.”  The socialist from the Netherlands calls himself an expert on freedom.  Sure thing, Frans. 🙄👌

“There is no doubt in my mind that his commitment to freedom, democracy and the development of open societies with equal rights for all citizens is genuine and honest,” he said. 

Timmermans feels strongly about this commitment. ”It is a commitment I have shared throughout my professional life and a commitment I will stick to until I draw my final breath.” 

*** Frans Timmermans has revealed his loyalties and cannot be expected to provide independent and impartial judgement regarding the European nation states.

Visegrad and others should demand his immediate resignation.  Timmermans is a multicult activist and should be working for Open Society, instead of undermining Europe.

http://www.brusselstimes.com/eu-affairs/10983/commission-meeting-with-soros-in-brussels-sends-signal-to-hungary

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Dude you lost this run. We will meet in 2019.

we should remember that processes last for decades and such people are just puppets. they just fight for survive

See you "eye to eye" in 2019 Frans Timmermans ;)

They’re not even trying to hide it anymore.

Soros values

Asshole Merkel she's with Soros

These fucking guys

Jimmie Åkesson var uppmärksam...

I tutaj walnij sie w glowe...

Andrzej Duda watch this....

Inte rasist men Realist..läs

Vi som hatar journalister & politiker för att dom alltid vinklar sanningen

Timmerman is a big piece of shit!

Anti-európean idiot!

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6 hours ago

V4 Report

* Germany 🇪🇺🇩🇪 to accept 10,000 migrants from North Africa and the Middle East. The scheme designed at the Malta Summit is now implemented.

EU Commissioner for Refugees Dimitris Avramopoulos said Germany would be accepting more than 10,000 migrants from North Africa and the Middle East. He added that the EU Commission had received a commitment from Berlin this week, confirming that Germany would play an important role in the EU's “latest” resettlement program.

"The German government is once again there when it comes to international solidarity," Avramopoulos said in Thursday editions of newspapers in the Funke Media Group.

We see Avramopoulos has moved beyond EU solidarity. Now it’s “international solidarity”.

** In February of 2017, the V4 Report predicted this would be the result from the Malta Summit. It is now a reality. Some countries are now providing “safe-legal pathways” for migrants to enter Europe via direct transfers from Turkey and Africa. v4report.com/index.php/2017/02/06/merkel-euco-deception-malta-summit/

Working with the United Nations, the EU aims to provide a legal, direct and safe route to Europe for migrants. At least 50,000 migrants from “crisis areas” are to be brought into the EU by 2019. Other member states, like Slovenia 🇸🇮, have already agreed to resettle 40,000 migrants, meaning that the program's goal has been achieved, and may even be exceeded. The resettlement initiatives could be endless.

The EU will be supporting host countries by providing €500 million ($620 million) in funding for the program. In reality, it’s not the EU’s money.

Meanwhile, the EU Commission has urged Germany to end border controls as soon as possible. Avramopoulos told the Funke Media Group that he would not agree to such controls "forever." So Avramopoulos will decide this internal issue for Germany?

German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer recently informed the EU Commission that controls on Germany's border to Austria would be extended for another six months, although systematic controls on flights from Greece would be discontinued.

Avramopoulos welcomed the decision taken by the German authorities to stop systematic border controls at German airports for passengers arriving from Greece.

One does not have to be a scientist to realize what this means.

www.infomigrants.net/en/post/8730/germany-to-accept-10-000-refugees-from-north-africa-middle-east
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* Germany 🇪🇺🇩🇪 to accept 10,000 migrants from North Africa and the Middle East.  The scheme designed at the Malta Summit is now implemented.

EU Commissioner for Refugees Dimitris Avramopoulos said Germany would be accepting more than 10,000 migrants from North Africa and the Middle East. He added that the EU Commission had received a commitment from Berlin this week, confirming that Germany would play an important role in the EUs “latest” resettlement program.

The German government is once again there when it comes to international solidarity, Avramopoulos said in Thursday editions of newspapers in the Funke Media Group.

We see Avramopoulos has moved beyond EU solidarity.  Now it’s “international solidarity”.  

** In February of 2017, the V4 Report predicted this would be the result from the Malta Summit.  It is now a reality.  Some countries are now providing “safe-legal pathways” for migrants to enter Europe via direct transfers from Turkey and Africa.  http://v4report.com/index.php/2017/02/06/merkel-euco-deception-malta-summit/

Working with the United Nations, the EU aims to provide a legal, direct and safe route to Europe for migrants. At least 50,000 migrants from “crisis areas” are to be brought into the EU by 2019. Other member states, like Slovenia 🇸🇮, have already agreed to resettle 40,000 migrants, meaning that the programs goal has been achieved, and may even be exceeded.  The resettlement initiatives could be endless.

The EU will be supporting host countries by providing €500 million ($620 million) in funding for the program.  In reality, it’s not the EU’s money.

Meanwhile, the EU Commission has urged Germany to end border controls as soon as possible. Avramopoulos told the Funke Media Group that he would not agree to such controls forever. So Avramopoulos will decide this internal issue for Germany?

German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer recently informed the EU Commission that controls on Germanys border to Austria would be extended for another six months, although systematic controls on flights from Greece would be discontinued.

Avramopoulos welcomed the decision taken by the German authorities to stop systematic border controls at German airports for passengers arriving from Greece. 

One does not have to be a scientist to realize what this means.

http://www.infomigrants.net/en/post/8730/germany-to-accept-10-000-refugees-from-north-africa-middle-east

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terrible faces...

Cock sucker

Those idiots should be catch and put in to the jail ,before they start civil war in Europe

Mogherini and Avramopoulos should be amongst the first to invite in migrants to their own homes --- to practice what they preach, like!

Look at this two shithead ... anyone trust them?

Today muslim migrants are coming to Europe. But after a few years local european people will be going out of europe By the same bus.....

Oh my god, you are now surely doomed like never before!

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7 hours ago

V4 Report

* 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Wales Online: Some impressive action here by members of the public to thwart a man with a knife.

Wales Online
This is the moment brave members of the public smashed a cyclist with a huge knife off his getaway bike as he fled from police in Cardiff city centre.
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Wales Online

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Playing rugby at school finally paid off ;)

Super

👍

Like watching Play Off Hockey

I'm surprised the person who knocked him of the bike wasn't arrested considering the way things are going in Britain now

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