Viktor Orban and Visegrád: Europe’s new counterweight to Germany and France.
Juncker Commission gives up on Dublin asylum reform.
– Faced with the opposition of European nation states from the Visegrad group, the Juncker Commission made it plain on Tuesday (4 December) that it has given up on one of its declared goals: completing the reform of the Common European Asylum System.
In the first four years of his disastrous term, the Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos has persisted with proposals such as mandatory relocation or resettlement, which were rejected by the countries of the Visegrad group (Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia).
Jean Lambert, Greens/EFA spokesperson on the Common European Asylum Policy, was not happy… “The EU Commission is not doing any justice to the notion of European solidarity by caving into the whims of Viktor Orbán and other right-wing governments.”
Get used to it Jean…strong leaders from Central Europe have emerged to lead the mainstream rebellion to reclaim Europe.