A recent survey found a majority (74%) of central Europeans oppose the EU’s migration policy. In addition, more people in the region support Hungary’s policy than oppose it.
The survey was conducted by the Nézőpont Institute in eleven countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia.
Hungarians and Slovaks are especially opposed to migration from beyond the continent, with 89% holding a negative view. Czechs (88%) and Bulgarians (80%) are close behind. Even Austrians (63%) and Germans (58%) said migration is bad for Europe.
A total of 78% of people in the Visegrád Group countries of Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia said they were against the mandatory migration quota. The EU Parliament is threatening to penalize the nation states which refuse to accept migrant quotas.
56% of Visegrád Group respondents said they supported the Hungarian government’s policies and only 32% said they opposed them.
Andrej Babis, who is expected to become the next Prime Minister of the Czech Republic may want to terminate ANO’s affiliation with Guy Verhofstadt and the ALDE Group, which helped push through a measure in the EU Parliament to require migrant quotas for Visegrad. This is clearly at odds with his campaign pledges and the wishes of the Czech nation. The extreme multicult agenda of ALDE and Guy Verhofstadt in Brussels clashes mightily with the beliefs of the Czech Republic.
If ANO pushes the agenda of the liberal ALDE Group, they will enjoy the same short lifespan of the deceased Věci veřejné, VV Party.
Despite the EU’s attempt to divide the V4, the people of Visegrad remain overwhelming united against the migration agenda of Brussels. PM Robert Fico of Slovakia may want to embrace the EU Core, which requires “EU solidarity” on migration, but Slovakians will not be following Fico down this path.
Fico has some tough decisions to make as well. He could soon find himself isolated, just like Donald Tusk in Poland.
Onward V4! Stay strong and united.