EU Frontex vs. Nations of Europe.
Well, it’s interesting that we disagree with almost everything this author writes 👇, except for one part…Frontex officers should go back to where they came from.
While those writing the linked article above can pontificate endlessly about upholding UN treaties or some outdated declarations from decades ago (all irrelevant today), the V4 Report believes Frontex acts as an obstacle that prevents the ‘nations of Europe’ from properly defending the borders.
– According to Frontex, its role should also guarantee that “officers deployed by Frontex have to ensure access to asylum procedures of persons in need of international protection”.
In other words, Frontex is not designed to deny entry or to pull back migrant boats as required in today’s age to properly defend the border; rather, it is there to “manage” the flow of migration and to make borders ‘safe and orderly’.
Brussels has too many handcuffs to truly assist in sealing the borders and we feel its presence will only complicate matters.
Instead, Brussels should provide plenty of funds to the nations of Europe in order to allow them to defend (not manage…how ridiculous) the borders as they see fit and to make deportations more of a reality.
Brussels acts (for self-interests) as if the nation states are incapable of forming alliances among themselves to defend the borders.
This is false; in fact, as history has proven, Frontex is useless and often even counterproductive…while the nation states – when the right leaders are involved – have proven to be far more effective at defending the borders.
The nation states, coming together as sovereign entities to form partnerships designed by the duly elected leaders of each state, have far more at stake in defending its borders than some scheme designed by an unelected EU Commission.
1. The Central European Defence Cooperation (CEDC) is a military collaboration consisting of the Central European states of Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia and Croatia. Poland has an observer status in this cooperative framework.
Formation of the group started in late 2010. In early 2016, a conference of defense ministers from the CEDC member states, as well as those from Poland, Serbia, Macedonia and Montenegro, took place in Vienna. The central theme was the European migrant crisis.
Germany and Greece were also invited but did not participate. 🤔
A joint initiative was taken to secure the external border and to close the original Balkan route (since then, another Balkan route has opened but these CEDC nation states still work together to provide strong resistance to those illegals trying to enter its territory via Bosnia and Serbia).
On 19 June 2017 the six countries pledged in Prague closer cooperation on tackling illegal migration including the use of armed forces. Among the group’s goals is that all migrants who want to apply for asylum in any EU country must do so from outside the bloc. Countries are working on the joint action plan, which will distribute tasks between member’s armies, police forces and other organisations when common response is needed.
This alliance of CEE nation states has proved very effective. Interesting enough, it is Germany who benefited the most from the actions of Hungary and others, despite Angela Merkel originally criticizing the action as “not my Europe”.
2. Another example would be Italy under the leadership of Matteo Salvini. While Salvini did not receive the support he should have from other anti-mass migration leaders, he basically kicked out Frontex and ‘Operation Sophia’ and dramatically cut the arrivals in Italy.
Some may be unaware that the EU’s Frontex operation actually “rescued” (transferred) about 50,000 migrants since its inception.
* The point as the V4 Report wrote four years ago (June 2016)
✍️ The Visegrad4 and CEE nations view the “EU solution” as a nonsense. The leaders of the V4 have lost all confidence in the EU to secure the border and deny entry. So naturally, they are taking action themselves – and are having great success.
The decreased migrant demand for Greece (early 2016) was due to the actions of various nation states, without the EU’s approval or assistance. The Balkan countries and Macedonia, with help from the V4, closed the migrant pipeline from Greece to Germany. The migrants desire Germany and have no plans to be stuck in Greece, prompting some to go home. Many others are opting to stay in Turkey, or are now attempting to enter Europe via the porous Italian border.
This unilateral, but necessary, action by the nation states will infuriate Merkel, Italy, Greece and Brussels. This will either force Italy and the EU to secure the external border or it may cause the EU to break apart. Either way, the EU is incapable of solving the crisis under the flag of solidarity, given the reality that there was never any solidarity for mass migration, open borders, and multiculturalism.
The solution will come from Nation States coming together, as they did in the Balkans, to solve the crisis themselves. Nation States will always be more effective at solving migration, simply because they have more at stake than some unelected EU clerk safely sipping coffee in some cafe in Brussels.
There is no migrant crisis in Visegrad because they took the necessary “preventive action” to control events, instead of allowing the actions of others to control them. The V4 and others took matters into their own hands and acted in the best interests of their people. All Europeans have benefited from their resolve and strength – including Germany.
Viktor Orban and the nation states get things done, while the leaders of the EU endlessly pontificate about false values. ✍️