Slovenian Prime Minister Šarec will not go to Marrakech: The games of deception continue as gutless leaders run away from Marrakech, fearing that voters will blame them for accepting the UN Migration Pact.
One should not be fooled. Šarec did not reject the Compact like Hungary and others, but only added that the government’s consideration of the Marrakech Declaration had been left to the Foreign Ministry, which is now being conducted by former Prime Minister Miro Cerar.
In May, Cerar’s government accepted the agreement.
Šarec, a former comedian, shamelessly tried to blame the public outcry regarding the UN Pact on Hungary, Austria, Poland and the Czech Republic: “I think there is too much dust around, and those countries that have been announcing so far to withdraw from this declaration do it primarily for internal political reasons,” Šarec told RTV Slovenia.
Šarec may think he’s a magician now, magically trying to make the issue disappear into thin air. Of course, he is not rejecting the agreement but trying to fool Slovenians of his future intentions. Notice the cheap comment about those stirring up dust for “political reasons” and his cool attempt to say the Foreign Ministry will now handle it.
The big party in Marrakech may be downsized, but the UN Migration Pact still lives. Instead, it now appears that some leaders will be accepting the Compact behind closed doors for “political reasons”, not wanting to stir up the dust (or anger) from its citizens.
The V4 Report can’t help but repeat two quotes that may summarize the stealth EU strategy:
1. Dubravka Šuica, HDZ representative in the European Parliament of the Republic of Croatia:
“It does not matter who is present at the Intergovernmental Conference in Marrakech, we worked on that document. On top of everything, we have given the European Union the power to decide with a single vote on that document. In that sense Croatia has already agreed to such a thing, and will be a part of that compact, regardless of whether the President will be there or not. At the end of the story, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs has a task to regulate this issue.”
2. May 8, 2018. EU Minister Federica Maria Mogherini attacks Hungary over opposition to UN Global Compact for safe, regular and orderly migration.
Mogherini, the ex-communist from Italy: “Let me say that I regret that one of our Member States has recently presented a position that is not in line with the position of the 27 other Member States. Here our common work, and your contribution as Parliament will be essential: because together we can push towards inclusive and balanced Compacts, to improve the lives of millions of people, to address the concerns of the European citizens and to turn migration from a common challenge into a shared opportunity for human development”.
One wonders if some countries had already given the EU – with a single vote – the authority to decide for their countries on this issue?
The pieces of the EU agenda are starting to come together, but the people who have to live with the consequences of those decisions may be starting to rise-up to break the foundations of the EU project that commits Europe to mass migration.
Onwards…and keep up the fight! 🔔🥊