* V4 Report: Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and his visiting Czech counterpart Andrej Babis agreed that the European Union rules for receiving migrants are ineffective and divide Europe.
Babis said that the Visegrad Group as well as many other EU nation states believe that the migrant quota system is ineffective. The decision about quotas is unacceptable, Babis said.
“The Dublin Regulation does not work the way we want, and it not only divides but literally splits Europe,” Borissov said, adding a reasonable compromise should be found.
According to Borissov, refugees should enter the EU only through border checkpoints, and refugee protection centers should be built outside the EU in countries like Libya and Turkey.
The EU should take care of people fleeing war but needs to know when they would return to their homelands, Borissov noted. (With the rich benefits available in Germany, there is simply no incentive for the migrants to leave.)
The Bulgarian PM said he believed that EU countries would reach an agreement on this issue because “Europe is the best place to live, and we need to protect it.”
– Unfortunately, many EU leaders do not have the will or passion “to protect” Europe.
In 2015, the EU adopted a refugee quota system, according to which Bulgaria committed to accept 1,302 individuals. However, in 2016 only three refugees wanted to stay in Bulgaria.
** The last paragraph is somewhat revealing about the motives of the so-called “refugees”, who quickly seek out rich states like Germany and Sweden. Bulgaria is a border state and only “three” refugees wanted to stay there. As confirmed in the past with the numbers in Italy, the overwhelming majority of those entering Europe are economic migrants. “All illegals” must be sent back to Turkey or their countries of origin. What is the excuse?
This is not a refugee crisis, but a crisis of weak leadership and internal weakness. Milos Zeman correctly labeled this as “cowardice masquerading as tolerance.”
The leaders of Brussels and many Western European states simply lack the will to defend their borders, culture and people. Unfortunately, some may not even believe in a culture to preserve.
This is sad, but it is the reality of today’s “EU Core”. Visegrad and the CEE states must build their own foundation to combat the influence of Germany, France and the Eurocrats in Brussels. Brussels must not be permitted to define the values of Europe or to “commit” the Continent to mass migration.
It’s up to Visegrad and Central Europe to stop them.