V4 Report: The Battle for the future of Europe: Viktor Orban ?? vs. Emmanuel Macron.
Which way will Europe go? Is Brussels dividing and destabilizing Europe over migration?
– Orban: “I do not want Europe headed by France with German money.”
– Macron says that “the real border in Europe” separated “progressive” from “nationalists” and that their opposition would be at the center of European elections in 2019.
The bell has been rung ?? it’s game time.
** Orban is not interested in an EU dominated by France. “This is something I reject. We do not want the European Union under French leadership. Europeans should agree and we have to wait for European elections before making important decisions”
In an interview for the online edition of the German newspaper, Bild, Orban said that the EU has never faced such a decisive election so far. The elections should be held in May 2019.
The Hungarian prime minister said the Germans should be alert because there is a French concept that basically means French leadership in Europe paid with German money. He did not mention the name of French President Emanuel Macron.
If the latest round over migration provides any clue, Viktor Orban clearly has the momentum over Macron, who had to stand-down to the wishes of Visegrad regarding the forced migrant quotas. This after Macron unsuccessfully tried to isolate both Hungary and Poland from Central Europe in the summer of 2017.
Macron, who was promoted vigorously by the media as the EU’s next hope, has been outshined and overshadowed by Orban, Sebastian Kurz and Matteo Salvini. In fact, the de-facto leader of Italy ??, Salvini, has not only defied Macron but he has openly mocked and ridiculed the French President.
*** The migrants are going to keep knocking on Europe’s doors. How the leaders of Europe respond will determine the fate of the EU. Eventually, Europe will be divided unless illegal migration is stopped at the point of entry. This is a hard reality.
If the current practice of open-entry and relocation continues to be promoted by Spain, Greece, Germany, Benelux and France, the big question is not whether the EU can be reformed, but if it’s even viable given the huge divide in the values and beliefs of many in the West EU bloc verses those of Central Europe and the Three Seas region?