V4 Report:  Kurz is young, but he grasps reality on migration and the future of EU funds

V4 Report: Kurz is young, but he grasps reality on migration and the future of EU funds

V4 Report. Sebastian Kurz is young, but he grasps reality on migration and the future of EU funds.

With Brexit pending, why seek new avenues or “EU taxes” for lost revenue? The real goal should be to downsize the EU by drastically reducing the funds being sent by all nation states to Brussels in the first place.

1). Kurz told the daily Der Standard that the Austrian government saw eye-to-eye with the V4 on both the rigorous protection of the external borders and clamping down on illegal migration.

Austria’s defection from Germany over migration was vital for Visegrad in their upcoming battle this June with France and Germany (and their followers in Western Europe) over the forced migrant quotas. It is important that both the V4 and Austria build a solid alliance of CEE states to challenge the arrogant multicult demands of Western Europe.

2). At the same time, Kurz spoke realistically that Central European countries should count on receiving less funds from the EU budget in the future. As long as the cuts are not related to the migrant quotas and there are no additional revenue demands from Brussels, Kurz has a valid point.

This is rather obvious given Britain’s pending departure (less revenue), but it’s also part of a natural cycle of development. Although they rarely talk about it – following World War II – Western Europe relied upon America to provide the funds and assistance to rebuild their infrastructure and economies.

America invested $13 billion ($130 billion in today’s dollars) into Western Europe. Of course, Stalin rejected the plan for the eastern bloc. The United Kingdom received 26% of the funds, while France 18% and West Germany 11%. The United States was not just handing out money to be a “nice guy”; they were fully aware that in order to maximize their economy they needed a strong market in Europe. As Europe lay wounded, they needed help to rebuild the devastated infrastructure and to raise the standard of living. After all, it is much easier to export goods to people who have the money to buy them. The Marshall Plan helped get Europe back on track to the point where the ingenuity of the Europeans, Germans mostly, were able to capitalize on that seed money to become vibrant economies. In the end, Europe benefited, but the American economy prospered even more so.

The same can be said in regards to Western Europe and Visegrad. As we have documented over these pages, many Western firms have benefited quite handsomely from this investment in Visegrad. No one knows this better than Germany.

However, the V4 nations are now thriving and should welcome less dependency on EU funds, which is not the only reason why they have some of the highest rates of growth in the EU.

Instead, they must strive to keep and strengthen their attractive business environment while looking for other opportunities outside of the EU. If they remain attractive, they will discover new paths and will continue to attract private investment and foreign capital.

The main risks could emerge from the EU bureaucracy and Macron’s movement towards federalism, plus any new attempts for an EU tax to increase revenue for an already bloated bureaucracy in Brussels.

For example, emerging markets like Visegrad require much different needs than developed economies like France and Germany. One “anti-competitive” measure is to “level” the corporate tax rate across the EU. The V4 and CEE nations must fight to defeat any type of scheme designed in Paris or Brussels to “harmonize” coporate tax rates or to create burdensome regulations that benefit the developed economies at the expense of the emerging markets.

The real issue is not “where to find lost revenue” but where to cut back. Brussels is a monstrity, full of political opportunists and naive plebes who feed off the government system while meddling in the affairs of the nation states. They must be the first target for heavy cutbacks and massive layoffs.

If Brussels is not dramatically scaled back today, they will keep slowly expanding their scope and power until Martin Schulz and Guy Verhofstadt achieve their dream of a Federal Europe.

Sometimes people believe the EU “Fairy Godmother” produces revenue. She does not. There is nothing special about the EU. The core foundation of Europe is not Frans Timmermans, Dimitris Avramopoulos or some clerks in Brussels, but the European nation states and their people.

The EU cannot just be “reformed”, it must be drastically scaled back. However, many in Brussels will not yield their seats of power without a fight. The question to our readers: Can it be done or will the EU have to be broken first?

http://www.radio.cz/en/section/news/austrian-chancellor-says-eastern-european-countries-should-expect-less-in-eu-funds

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Radical EU federalists (Verhofstadt at the ALDE Group) and Green Marxists are now attacking Hungary 🇭🇺 and its people over their free decision to elect Viktor Orban.

Slovakia’s 🇸🇰 new PM stands up to defend Hungary and Visegrad. He is new but off to a strong start.

It’s time for Andrej Babis of the Czech Republic 🇨🇿 to repudiate Guy Verhofstadt and the multicult extremists at ALDE by terminating his association with this extremist group, which has very little in common with the beliefs of the Czech people.* Slovakia 🇸🇰: “Respect the results''. New Slovakian PM Peter Pellegrini defends Visegrad and blasts EU extremists, who are calling for sanctions on Hungary 🇭🇺 after Viktor Orbán’s convincing victory.

** The EU Parliament has turned into a kindergarten playground, full of juvenile brats screaming for attention. They neither respect the Hungarian people, nor do they speak for the mainstream of Europe. Does one need any more evidence of the Open Society’s influence over Brussels?

- Peter Pellegrini called out the European Union after it was suggested the bloc impose voting sanctions on Hungary following the victory of eurosceptic Viktor Orbàn.

Mr Pellegrini told Bloomberg: "I think Hungary is our neighbouring country and I have to say we should not comment on what is going on there because we speak a lot in Brussels about the rule of law.”

"We need to respect democracy and everything. In Hungary there were democratic elections and it is the decision of the Hungarian people and we have to respect the results."

- Last week a draft report from the European Parliament suggested the institution could seek to impose sanctions on Hungary due to "systematic threats to democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights."

Judith Sargentini, the MEP charged with the report, said: "It is shocking how many warning have been given since 2010. The time for issuing warnings has passed. We need to stand up for the Hungarian people whose rights have been undermined by their government."

Miss Sargentini is a Dutch politician and member of the radical, far-left GreenParty of the EU Parliament. The Hungarian people are not looking for Green Party extremists like her to “stand up for them”. In fact, Hungarians elected Viktor Orban to defend their country from Cultural Marxists such as Sargentini, who not only fail to grasp reality but also suffer from delusions of grandeur.

The liberal media and EU Parliament are embarrassing themselves and pushing Central Europeans into a corner. Whining and crying about elections that do not produce the results one wishes for is one thing, but trying to punish a people and nation for electing the leaders they wish to represent them is small, unbecoming and reprehensible.

This is no longer something to be “brushed-off” as a disagreement. With this threat and the obnoxious tactics designed to intimidate independent nation states for not voting as the EU pleases, Brussels is declaring war on Hungary and Visegrad. Others in Central Europe cannot remain silent; they will be next.

Pellegrini may not be perfect, but, in our opinion, he is off to a strong start. He realizes the long-term consequences of this poison emanating from Brussels. We applaud his actions to defend his fellow Visegrad neighbor.

- At some point, Visegrad and others in CEE must realize that their culture and values are totally at odds with the ultra-left beliefs of Brussels, Berlin and the leaders of the Western EU bloc. While countries are free to disagree, it crosses the line when one party seeks to impose their beliefs on another party which rejects them.

A “Project” relegated to using force, blackmail and threats to desperately hold a union together will collapse. The future is not the EU, it is too big and its members are too divided. EU solidarity is dead and it’s time to move on.

The future will consist of smaller, less intrusive regional alliances that better reflect the beliefs, traditions and values of its people. It is no longer a question of if......but when.

Following the elections in Austria, Hungary and Italy, the EU has revealed its true colors: The Society of Brussels is not interested in solidarity; rather, they seek submission and domination.

The Battle for the Soul of Europe rages on.....right here and right now. Onward Visegrad! It’s time to take off the gloves.
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Radical EU federalists (Verhofstadt at the ALDE Group) and Green Marxists are now attacking Hungary 🇭🇺 and its people over their free decision to elect Viktor Orban. 

Slovakia’s 🇸🇰 new PM stands up to defend Hungary and Visegrad.  He is new but off to a strong start.

It’s time for Andrej Babis of the Czech Republic 🇨🇿 to repudiate Guy Verhofstadt and the multicult extremists at ALDE by terminating his association with this extremist group, which has very little in common with the beliefs of the Czech people.

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