Robert Fico Tries to Mask ‘Oligarchic Democracy’ and Corruption with new embrace of EU Core.

Robert Fico Tries to Mask ‘Oligarchic Democracy’ and Corruption with new embrace of EU Core.

* Slovakia. Robert Fico Tries to Mask ‘Oligarchic Democracy’ and Corruption with new embrace of EU Core.

The EU’s new “hope” is losing all credibility and trust. Slovakia’s core is Central Europe and Visegrad, not Emmanuel Macron’s multicult France.

– We knew something smelled after Fico suddenly embraced the EU Core after his meeting in Brussels this summer. However, things are not going as planned for Juncker’s new student. Fico’s Smer Party was soundly rejected in last weeks regional election in Slovakia. Fico is in trouble and may not be able to stop the momentum building-up against him.

** Have the EU Core “think tanks” and pundits in Central Europe forgotten about the celebratory “photo-ops” in June between Robert Fico, Jean-Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk? We have not.

Robert Fico – who once said Islam has no place in Europe – suddenly started to have “visions” of the EU Core after a closed door meeting in Brussels.

We do not know what was said or promised behind those doors. However, according to the linked article below, in the months that followed, Fico has promoted Slovakia’s pro-EU position to deflect from the corruption charges and criticisms of his opaque business ties. Last month, following the Czech election in which Andrej Babis won, Fico declared that Slovakia “has become a pro-European island in this region.” We wonder if Fico is aware of the differences between Europe and the EU?

*** The V4 Report touched on this situation in Slovakia extensively on Facebook and Twitter.

– On October 18th we wrote, “PM Robert Fico and other politicians enticed by the promises of the EU Core will be challenged by the Slovakian people, who prefer to follow the V4 Core. If Fico desires the EU Core, he may have to follow the career path of Donald Tusk, who will not be returning to Poland any time soon. We do not know Fico’s thought process or his future plans, but he cannot accept the EU Core without sacrificing the will of the people who elected him to defend their interests, culture and way of life. The Slovakian people will clearly reject this. Slovakia’s core is the V4.”

**** There is no doubt that these regional elections focused on many issues not related to the EU. We understand the corruption and sleaze surrounding Fico. How did the EU overlook this when they appointed him as their “point man” in Visegrad? Maybe they did not and capitalized on his vulnerabilities instead? We do not know what was said or revealed in Brussels, but Robert Fico emerged as a different man. (Czechs should be aware of the leverage the EU holds over Andrej Babis, who is currently under investigation by the EU for the alleged misuse of funds. This is not an ideal situation.)

While not the only factor in Smer’s election debacle, Fico’s sudden embrace of the EU Core did not go over well with the Slovakian voters. Instead of suppressing this development, the media needs to acknowledge it. The EU was quite vocal in promoting Fico as their new “Core ally” in Slovakia. Apparantly, Slovakians heard them loud and clear.

As is the case with the Czech Republic, the people of Slovakia do not desire to follow the multicult Core of France and Germany. However, the liberal media of both countries and the EU-German plebes posing as “think tankers” regularly push misleading propaganda in an effort to slander Hungary and Poland. Their aim is to divide and weaken the influence of Visegrad, which defeated Angela Merkel’s plans for endless relocation quotas.

They can debate their theories at useless summits and forums among themselves or put their trust in lightweights such as Fico, Bohuslav Sobotka, Christian Kern and the leaders of Civic Platform, but they will not be able to break the people of Visegrad.

Has Robert Fico become “the Donald Tusk” of Slovakia? Regardless of his fate, Visegrad moves on. Both Slovakia and Visegrad are much more than Robert Fico.

Onward V4! Stay strong and united.

https://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/articles/23533/slovakia-tries-to-mask-its-oligarchic-democracy-with-strong-eu-ties

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* Hungary 🇭🇺: Parliament expresses solidarity with Poland over Article7 procedure.

With 114 yes and 3 no votes, the Hungarian parliament passed the resolution to express its support for Poland in connection with a recent procedure against that country under Article 7 of the EU Treaty.

The EC started the procedure in 2017, saying that Polish reforms severely restricted the freedom of the judiciary and threatened the rule of law. Gaal said that similar laws to the contested ones had been implemented by other member states without similar scrutiny, and he insisted that Poland was being subjected to a political attack. “European values are not imperiled by Poland but by supporters of such procedures,” he said.

The real reason for the controversy is Poland’s reluctance to accept illegal migrants, Gaal insisted. The supporters of illegal migration in Brussels are trying to put pressure on those that oppose it, he said. “Hungarians and Poles have to stand up for the values of a Christian Europe … and stand by one another,” Gaal said.

According to the resolution, the European Commission’s launching the procedure over Poland’s judicial reform is “unacceptable” and “Article 7 must not be used for political witch-hunt”. The Hungarian parliament sees the procedure against Poland as a “dangerous precedent” when the Commission has stretched its authority as “guardian of agreements as outlined in the foundation deeds of the community”, the document said.

Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) welcomed the resolution, saying that it guaranteed that the EU would not be able to impose sanctions on the country. “I am very pleased to hear about the Hungarian parliament’s resolution because it clearly indicates that any sanctions against Poland are out of the question,” PiS spokeswoman Beata Mazurek told Polish news agency PAP.

** There will be future battles in Europe, most notably the mandatory migrant quotas. Others in Central Europe must realize their real allies are in Hungary and Poland 🇵🇱, not in Brussels with Guy Verhofstadt’s ALDE Group. Without the vital leadership of Poland and Hungary, others in Central Europe will have little chance of resisting the future demands of Berlin and Paris.

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* Hungary 🇭🇺:  Parliament expresses solidarity with Poland over Article7 procedure.

With 114 yes and 3 no votes, the Hungarian parliament passed the resolution to express its support for Poland in connection with a recent procedure against that country under Article 7 of the EU Treaty.

The EC started the procedure in 2017, saying that Polish reforms severely restricted the freedom of the judiciary and threatened the rule of law. Gaal said that similar laws to the contested ones had been implemented by other member states without similar scrutiny, and he insisted that Poland was being subjected to a political attack. “European values are not imperiled by Poland but by supporters of such procedures,” he said.

The real reason for the controversy is Poland’s reluctance to accept illegal migrants, Gaal insisted. The supporters of illegal migration in Brussels are trying to put pressure on those that oppose it, he said. “Hungarians and Poles have to stand up for the values of a Christian Europe … and stand by one another,” Gaal said.

According to the resolution, the European Commission’s launching the procedure over Poland’s judicial reform is “unacceptable” and “Article 7 must not be used for political witch-hunt”. The Hungarian parliament sees the procedure against Poland as a “dangerous precedent” when the Commission has stretched its authority as “guardian of agreements as outlined in the foundation deeds of the community”, the document said.     

Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) welcomed the resolution, saying that it guaranteed that the EU would not be able to impose sanctions on the country. “I am very pleased to hear about the Hungarian parliament’s resolution because it clearly indicates that any sanctions against Poland are out of the question,” PiS spokeswoman Beata Mazurek told Polish news agency PAP.

** There will be future battles in Europe, most notably the mandatory migrant quotas. Others in Central Europe must realize their real allies are in Hungary and Poland 🇵🇱, not in Brussels with Guy Verhofstadt’s ALDE Group.  Without the vital leadership of Poland and Hungary, others in Central Europe will have little chance of resisting the future demands of Berlin and Paris.

https://thehungaryjournal.wordpress.com/2018/02/20/ruling-parties-call-on-the-government-to-support-poland/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

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A nnak a három nemmel szavazónak,meg el tudnám tördelni az ujjait,szemetek!

Csinálja meg Béla Módli! 👏

Wonderful news!

Thank you Hungary for standing by Poland, and giving hope to the freedom-loving, conservative Christians of a truly democratic Europe. This is what "European values" are all about.

Thank you Hungary! ;)

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* Italy 🇮🇹: As the election nears, Matteo Salvini has a plan....but does he have a reliable partner?

Mr Salvini – leader of Lega Nord – has vowed to deport 500,000 migrants within five years if his party wins the election – including 100,000 in the first year. Unlike others, Salvini realizes that Italy must do more to correct the mistakes of the past other than just complaining about the V4 and their refusal to accept the migrant quotas.

According to Express, if polling is accurate, the centre-right coalition which includes Lega Nord, as well as former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia party, is on course to win a majority in the March 4 election. We would welcome this outcome.

However, Silvio Berlusconi, even at 81-years of age, is a political opportunist that cannot be trusted. There are rumors that Berlusconi could broker a deal with Matteo Renzi and the Democrats, which would be a catastrophe that could leave Salvini out of the picture. All involved vehemently deny this rumor but anything is possible with Berlusconi and Renzi.

However, we are not sure Italians would tolerate the usual establishment games as Italy continues to struggle with hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers and migrants who have flooded the capital. There is a great tension in Italy regarding illegal migration.

The Guardian reports a former office block in the Via Curtatone area of the city became a focal point of the migrant crisis six months, when police evicted 800 Eritrea and Ethiopian migrants who had been living there for four years. Four years? What type of policy is this?

An estimated 100 buildings throughout Rome were similarly occupied by migrants but - with the upcoming elections -efforts to clear them have been stepped up. After the eviction, migrants slept in the nearby Piazza Indipendenza for five days until police cleared them out with water cannons.

Mayor Virginia Raggi, of the Five Star Movement, requested “a moratorium on new arrivals” in the capital, citing the “strong migratory presence and the continuous flow of foreign citizens”, and adding: “We can’t afford new arrivals.”

This is quite the understatement. Not only can’t Italy afford new arrivals, but they must develop a permanent and ongoing mechanism to deport the migrants back to their countries of origin. We give Salvini credit for grasping the reality of the situation and outlining a plan to achieve his goals.

The naysayers claiming it cannot be done are the same ones who claim the borders cannot be secured. Both can be done provided the will is greater from within than from the forces pushing on the outside. Australia, Hungary and US President Dwight Eisenhower, who deported over 1 million illegal immigrants, found success not by luck, but with a detailed plan backed by sheer determination.

Italy has great leverage over the leaders of Africa and they must start using it. This idea of not accepting back one’s citizens must not be tolerated. Why should Italy be held hostage by the leaders of Africa?

In addition, how many migrants would be discouraged from attempts to reach Italy if they saw others being sent back in large numbers and in timely fashion. Certainly, the current system of allowing migrants to roam for years, living off the Italian state or drug money, is not the answer and only acts as a magnet to attract more migrants.

Italy is at a crossroads and the current government has no answers. This crisis cannot be solved with migrant quotas or a “temporary show” of strength at the border. There must be a long-term commitment.

However, this election is also important for the security of all in Europe. If 600,000 migrants were granted entry over the last several years, they certainly are not all still in Italy. In many cases, it appears the migrants were “waived-through” and have moved on.

The V4 Report, as many of our readers know, was quite confident regarding the election in Austria last year and predicted it would be a “game-changer”. While we don’t have this same confidence with Italy, we are optimistic that Renzi, Gentiloni and their “open-entry” policies will be repudiated by Italians.

We just are not sure what Berlusconi is aiming for or what the new government of Italy will look like. Without Salvini and the League, the situation in Italy will continue to deteriorate and things may start to get very ugly. As Salvini said, “We want to prevent that.”

www.express.co.uk/news/world/921278/italy-migrant-crisis-matteo-salvini-500-000-rome-general-elec...
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* Italy 🇮🇹:  As the election nears, Matteo Salvini has a plan....but does he have a reliable partner?

Mr Salvini – leader of Lega Nord – has vowed to deport 500,000 migrants within five years if his party wins the election – including 100,000 in the first year.  Unlike others, Salvini realizes that Italy must do more to correct the mistakes of the past other than just complaining about the V4 and their refusal to accept the migrant quotas.

According to Express, if polling is accurate, the centre-right coalition which includes Lega Nord, as well as former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia party, is on course to win a majority in the March 4 election.  We would welcome this outcome.

However, Silvio Berlusconi, even at 81-years of age, is a political opportunist that cannot be trusted. There are rumors that Berlusconi could broker a deal with Matteo Renzi and the Democrats, which would be a catastrophe that could leave Salvini out of the picture.  All involved vehemently deny this rumor but anything is possible with Berlusconi and Renzi.

However, we are not sure Italians would tolerate the usual establishment games as Italy continues to struggle with hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers and migrants who have flooded the capital.  There is a great tension in Italy regarding illegal migration.

The Guardian reports a former office block in the Via Curtatone area of the city became a focal point of the migrant crisis six months, when police evicted 800 Eritrea and Ethiopian migrants who had been living there for four years.  Four years?  What type of policy is this?

An estimated 100 buildings throughout Rome were similarly occupied by migrants but - with the upcoming elections -efforts to clear them have been stepped up.  After the eviction, migrants slept in the nearby Piazza Indipendenza for five days until police cleared them out with water cannons.  

Mayor Virginia Raggi, of the Five Star Movement, requested “a moratorium on new arrivals” in the capital, citing the “strong migratory presence and the continuous flow of foreign citizens”, and adding: “We can’t afford new arrivals.”

This is quite the understatement.  Not only can’t Italy afford new arrivals, but they must develop a permanent and ongoing mechanism to deport the migrants back to their countries of origin.  We give Salvini credit for grasping the reality of the situation and outlining a plan to achieve his goals. 

The naysayers claiming it cannot be done are the same ones who claim the borders cannot be secured.  Both can be done provided the will is greater from within than from the forces pushing on the outside.  Australia, Hungary and US President Dwight Eisenhower, who deported over 1 million illegal immigrants, found success not by luck, but with a detailed plan backed by sheer determination.

Italy has great leverage over the leaders of Africa and they must start using it.  This idea of not accepting back one’s citizens must not be tolerated.  Why should Italy be held hostage by the leaders of Africa?

In addition, how many migrants would be discouraged from attempts to reach Italy if they saw others being sent back in large numbers and in timely fashion.  Certainly, the current system of allowing migrants to roam for years, living off the Italian state or drug money, is not the answer and only acts as a magnet to attract more migrants.

Italy is at a crossroads and the current government has no answers.  This crisis cannot be solved with migrant quotas or a “temporary show” of strength at the border.  There must be a long-term commitment.

However, this election is also important for the security of all in Europe.  If 600,000 migrants were granted entry over the last several years, they certainly are not all still in Italy.  In many cases, it appears the migrants were “waived-through” and have moved on.

The V4 Report, as many of our readers know, was quite confident regarding the election in Austria last year and predicted it would be a “game-changer”.  While we don’t have this same confidence with Italy, we are optimistic that Renzi, Gentiloni and their “open-entry” policies will be repudiated by Italians.

We just are not sure what Berlusconi is aiming for or what the new government of Italy will look like.  Without Salvini and the League, the situation in Italy will continue to deteriorate and things may start to get very ugly.  As Salvini said, “We want to prevent that.”

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/921278/italy-migrant-crisis-matteo-salvini-500-000-rome-general-election

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títo vám, liberálni fasisti, vytru zrak pri najblizsich volbach v Taliansku a migranti pojdu kade lahsie

Promises, promises.

Silvio bunga bunga Belrusconi :D

Berlusconi looks like Don Vito :-D

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