Hard to figure out the politics of Croatia but the EPP regime of Andrej Plenkovic must be targeted for defeat.
What is wrong with the EPP Party, prominent in Ireland (Leo V) too?
On one hand, President Kolinda correctly points out (common sense and for safety of all, including the police) that some force is needed to push-back aggressive male migrants in order to properly defend the border.
On the other hand, the Plenkovic regime is resettling migrants straight from Turkey and now will follow Germany and France to undercut Matteo Salvini and those who want to deny entry by resettling migrants transferred from Africa (which is directly aiding illegal migration.)
– In addition, open-border activists and NGOs continue to unjustly slander Croatian police. In reality, left-wing radicals of Amnesty and the Council of Europe are attacking Croats.
This is an abomination and the police must be fully supported in their efforts to defend the borders.
However, on this issue, Croatian president Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović got it right, and there is absolutely nothing wrong about her statement or the actions of the Croatian police.
– So far we have heard only dodgy accusations from illegal migrants and their NGO backers…not exactly credible sources considering their past inventions. Now, an “anonymous” letter from a person claiming to be a Croatian policeman regarding migrant abuse.
Croatian police have always denied accusations, saying that they have not been able to verify any of the allegations, and that some migrants make false statements in hopes of receiving aid from NGOs.
Some of these reports are trying to take advantage of president Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović recent interview in which see correctly said that “a little bit of force is needed when doing pushbacks.” The president claimed that these acts are allowed by national law, and that the Croatian police have a duty to protect Croatian and EU borders.
She is absolutely right, how else is one to defend the border from an advancing force?
But we have heard talk from the president before only to be disappointed later.
Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović must follow up her words by openly challenging the Plenkovic regime on migration if she is to be taken seriously.
Croatia is not only resettling migrants straight from Turkey, but reportedly is one of 14 states willing to implement the German-French relocation initiative to take migrants from the NGO transfer ships.
We like her statement but she needs to follow up with action. The time is now to break all ties with Plenkovic.