While Western Europe has been quick to take in many migrants from the Middle East, Eastern European countries such as Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary have made it clear that they are not interested in submitting to the pressure from the European Union elites.
Beata Szydło, prime minister of Poland urged the EU to rethink their Refugee Policy.
“Where are you headed, Europe? Rise from your knees and from your lethargy, or you will be crying over your children every day,” Szydło said, following the Manchester terrorist attack.
Hungary and Slovakia have taken the EU Commission to court over their refusal to take in Refugees, stating that it threatened their sovereignty.
In addition, The Czech Republic stated that it was pulling out the program altogether, claiming that the Refugee Policy was “dysfunctional.”
In retaliation, France has threatened to halt funding for Eastern Europe due to their refusal of taking in Refugees, despite the fact that France has been in a State of Emergency since 2015 due to ongoing terror attacks.
Poland will not change its position.
“We, Poland, are learning from the mistakes of others. We will not take in Islamic migrants,” said Ryszard Czarnecki, leader of the conservative Law and Justice Party.
Coincidentally, no terrorist attacks have been reported in Poland in 2017.
Due to the shared border with Germany and the past terror attacks in Germany, the Czech Parliament is pushing for Firearm Permits for citizens.
In comparison, Germany is slow to acknowledge the ongoing threat of Migrants. Angela Merkel, chancellor of Germany said, “we are united across all borders in horror and sadness, but equally in determination.” However, she did not offer any counter terrorism actions nor a position on Islamic Terrorism following the Manchester Attack. Germany’s most recent terror attack took place at a Christmas market in Berlin last December.
Hungary is another country fighting the EU’s Refugee Policy.
“The Hungarian government is defending its borders and has built a fence,” said Viktor Orbán, prime minister of Hungary during a radio show last week. He has also called the migrants “a poison” stating that “every migrant poses a public security and terror risk.”
While European Union elites in Western Europe are pushing for Eastern Europe to comply to their ideals of multiculturalism, Eastern Europe refuses. Eastern Europe’s commitment to state sovereignty sharply contrasts with Western Europe’s commitment to the failing ideas of globalization and political correctness.