Macedonia joins several other Central/East European countries in blocking the massive influx of Muslim illegal aliens swarming into the country, by building a double razor fence on the Greece-Macedonia border. Now Greece, which can ill afford to deal with the masses of Muslims already there, won’t be able to send them on through Macedonia, Hungary, Slovakia or Slovenia to get to Western Europe.
The Local Abandoned by France, defied by eastern Europe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is becoming isolated as allies slam the door on the Muslim invaders. Merkel is battling for a deal that will see Muslims more evenly spread around the European Union after Germany welcomed 1.1 million asylum seekers last year and expects at least double that this year.
But instead, eastern European countries are planning new razor wire fences, and even Paris — traditionally Berlin’s closest EU ally — has shown little enthusiasm for Merkel’s welcome policy.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls rejected Merkel’s call for a permanent quota system, saying, “”Europe cannot take in all the migrants from Syria, Iraq or Africa.” “It has to regain control over its borders, over its migration or asylum policies.”
A number of EU nations that were once in Russia’s Cold War orbit seem to agree. Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia plan to meet Monday to discuss how to close down the main refugee route through the Balkans, reported Germany’s Spiegel news weekly.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, took a far darker view, charging that “it’s quite simply stupid to open Europe’s doors wide and invite in everyone who wants to come to your country”.
Slovak Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajcak also opposed Merkel’s plan for an EU quota system, saying “quotas only increase the incentives for migration.”
Austria’s foreign minister warned Macedonia that it should be ready to close its border to Muslim migrants coming up from Greece. Vienna also plans to impose a cap on refugees and will start turning them away in the coming months.