V4 Report: Bulgaria ?? takes a stand: Says country now “Migrant Crisis-Proof” with wall and border force.
Credit the leaders of Bulgaria, unlike some others at the external borders, who realize they are responsible not just for their own security but for the security of the entire EU. This is the type of responsible “solidarity” that must be supported by others.
These developments will take time, but we are optimistic that more CEE nation states, such as Bulgaria, will begin to follow the lead of Viktor Orban and Sebastian Kurz. They too can see what is happening in Spain, Greece and many other West EU bloc countries.
Right now, the V4 Report is very pleased with the action being taken by Bulgaria – a member of the Three Seas Initiative – at the border.
Along with Matteo Salvini in Italy, this is the CEE alliance that needs to be strengthened to challenge the influence of Brussels, Berlin and Paris.
– According to Breitbart, Krassimir Karakachanov, who serves as leader of the populist Bulgarian National Movement (VMRO) in addition to his ministerial position, said the recently completed border fence paired with an increased military presence at the nation’s frontiers “has led to almost zero migrant pressure on the border and very few people in the migrant centres”.
Bulgaria’s United Patriots, an electoral alliance of three parties including the VMRO, pointed to centre-right Prime Minister Boyko Borissov’s recent move to bar the country from signing deals with other EU nations to readmit asylum seekers as evidence that the nationalist grouping is making its mark on Bulgarian policy.
The party said in a statement: “Despite the insistence of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and some of her counterparts of other EU Member States, Bulgaria’s position remains firm and unchanged. This is an important indicator that the Patriots are important and useful in the country’s governance.”
“Acting as the EU’s external border, Bulgaria is responsible not just for its own security but for the security of the entire EU. Thanks to the efforts of the patriotic groups in Parliament, a border fence was completed during the government’s previous term.”
Last month Borissov said only when “[Europe’s] external borders are securely and entirely closed” will Bulgaria consider signing bilateral agreements which involved sending migrants back to the first EU country they entered, adding he would refuse to accept hundreds of migrants unless it was agreed that they could be detained.
Speaking after an EU mini-summit on migration, the veteran Bulgarian head of state told other European leaders that the bloc’s migration problems could be solved “in a relatively short time” by sealing the continent’s external borders.
**** Instead of pursuing the futile relocation schemes of Angela Merkel and Brussels, one may want to follow the advice of Bulgaria, which correctly points out “that the bloc’s migration problems could be solved in a relatively short time by sealing the continent’s external borders.”