* Austria joins the fight. Sebastian Kurz: “Help refugees wherever they come from.”
The bell has been rung for an epic battle over migration:
Visegrad and the Central-European nation states vs. the EU bureaucrats and Open Society. Game-On!
“Forcing states to take refugees doesn’t take Europe any further. The discussion makes no sense,” Kurz told Germany’s Bild am Sonntag newspaper. “Migrants who set off for Europe don’t want to go to Bulgaria or Hungary. They want to go to Germany, Austria or Sweden.”
– According to Reuters, Austria’s new Chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, called for an end to “failed” attempts to achieve a quota system for distributing asylum seekers around the European Union and urged new efforts to help refugees in their country of origin.
Since becoming Chancellor, Kurz has aligned himself with central European neighbors like Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic in opposing German-backed proposals to distribute asylum seekers around EU nation states.
Instead of doubling down on what he termed a “failed” policy, Kurz called for the EU to support, “perhaps militarily”, efforts to help migrants in their countries of origin or in neighboring states.
“If that isn’t possible, then they should be helped in safe areas on their own continent,” he said. “The EU should support that, perhaps even organize it, and back it militarily.”
– In Germany, Angela Merkel is weakening and continues to struggle to form a government. Reuters reports that hard-line members of Merkel’s conservative camp demand tight caps on the numbers of refugees allowed to enter Germany each year, while a senior SPD official on Saturday suggested “local authorities around Europe be paid to house refugees.”
Not only would this insane idea lure more migrants to Europe, but it would invite massive amounts of corruption and the criminal “dark side” to European neighborhoods.
** Meanwhile, EU Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos has declared that “Europe’s migrants are here to stay” and says the EU has committed “Europe” to mass migration from the third world. Brussels wants to expand and enlarge the relocation program to include migrants from Africa and persons in “refugee-like” situations. However, the Minister from Greece insists the relocation scheme is not about migrant quotas. Really, he said this with a straight face.
We wonder where Avramopoulos gets his ideas from?
Onward V4! This battle will determine the “heart and soul” of Europe. Remain focused on the long-term…and stay strong and united.