* Austria’s incoming chancellor Sebastian Kurz joined the Visegrad Group and Donald Tusk in backing the rejection of mandatory migrant quotas.
We think Tusk is a political opportunist and would be cautious of his intentions. Tusk – who initially pushed the migrant diktat on Poland – has now embraced reality (or opportunism) and called the failed EU program “ineffective” and “highly divisive” in a letter to EU leaders before the Summit.
Visegrad opposed the abnormal relocation scheme from the start. They were vilified by charlatans and hypocrites such as Tusk, who still supports the EU’s efforts to sue Poland and others over their refusal to accept the quotas.
“Tusk is right when he says that mandatory migrant quotas in the EU haven’t worked,” said Kurz, 31.
“I will work towards changing this erroneous refugee policy,” Kurz, currently foreign minister, told the Austria Press Agency, calling for a “system change”.
He said it was “positive that Tusk and other European states are pressing first and foremost for decent border protection and spending more EU funds on this”.
** We are positive regarding the statements of Kurz and we welcome the nation of Austria to the cause. However, it was not Donald Tusk who first pressed for border protection. Like the Balkan route, this shift of momentum and this change of attitude was the result of the persistence and determination of Visegrad.
Onward V4! Stay strong and united.