* Estonia : The Estonian government should send a clear message to the European Union that it will not accept any more migrant quotas, deputy chairman of the Riigikogu’s European Union Affairs Committee, Jaak Madison (EKRE), said. Are the Baltic states moving closer to Visegrad’s position on migration?
“Considering the worrying developments in the European Union, it is only a matter of time until immigrants will once again be rammed down Estonia’s throat,” Madison said. “The European Union recently unveiled a plan to accept 50,000 immigrants straight from Africa, the Middle East, and Turkey, so that migrants would not embark on the dangerous voyage across the Mediterranean. There is a plan developing in the European Parliament to set compulsory quotas to the member states for accepting refugees.”
Madison added, “Estonia must stick together with the Eastern European countries when it comes to questions concerning immigration. Just as Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Latvia, and Austria, which recently got a right-wing government, are strictly against allowing in immigrants that have arrived in other countries, the Estonian government must also voice a clear “No” to Brussels. Estonia must stand for maintaining the independent immigration policies of member countries,” Madison said.
** It is clear Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania will support Visegrad on migrant quotas. The Baltic states realize they will be targeted next for the social experiments conducted by Brussels. In an earlier post from September 2017, we provided some details regarding the results of the EU’s relocation experiment. Almost all of the migrants resettled in the Baltic states quickly left to seek higher welfare payments in countries like Germany. The leaders of the EU were embarrassed and not happy with the results.
To remedy the situation, EU Minister Nils Muiznieks wants to “harmonize upwards” the benefits given to the migrants in each state, while a radical Green MEP from Germany said Brussels should send migrants to Eastern Europe in much greater numbers. She even suggested the EU could resettle “a whole Syrian village” in Latvia, “for example, if refugees are not wanting to move to a country without any other refugees”.
As the EU Core becomes more radicalized and belligerent, the Baltic and other CEE nation states are starting to value the positions of Visegrad. Today, more seem willing to defy Brussels.
*** We knew it would take time, but the V4 is gaining allies from others in Central-Eastern Europe (CEE) in their battle against the EU’s migration manifesto. As the V4 Report has said many times before, there was never any “European Solidarity” for open-borders, mass migration or rabid multiculturalism.
We believe the future of Visegrad and Central-Eastern Europe (i.e., the Three Seas region) will entail a regional Core foundation that better reflects the beliefs, values and culture of its people. Some EU Core enthusiasts fear this and are desperately trying to create divisions that do not exist between certain states. They will not succeed.
A broad and mainstream rebellion is emerging from Central Europe to defend its culture and way of life from those who wish to destroy it. The EU Core will have to get used to this new reality. There is little Emmanuel Macron or Angela Merkel can do to stop this movement. It is here to stay.
Onward V4! Stay strong and united.