May 4, 2015
Interestingly, two former communist Eastern European countries are taking opposite stands on the immigration issue. Hungary is saying they want immigrants out, Romania is saying they want more.
Hungary needs legislation to keep out a wave of immigrants from poor countries, even if it would run counter to existing European Union rules, Prime Minister Viktor Orban has said.
Brussels should allow EU member states to set their own rules about migrants, adding that the inflow of immigrants was not good to Europe generally, he told Echo TV in an interview aired late on Friday.
“We don’t want to see immigrants in Hungary,” he said. “If (other EU members) want to receive immigrants, they can do it. But then they should not send them back here, or through us.”
Victor Ponta, Romanian prime minister, says the EU should do more to solve the ongoing migrant crisis.
“It is unacceptable for a European Union – prosperous, democratic, and promoting human values – to say that, ‘there’s nothing we can do except reject the people,'” Ponta told Al Jazeera during an interview in Doha, Qatar.
“We cannot just build a fence.”
For centuries, Romanians have been on the move within Europe and have historically been discriminated against.
I think you’re talking about gypsies there, al. Not “Romanians.” Romanians are Whites, whereas gypsies are some type of Dravidian from India.
Anyhow, Orban has been harping on immigration for a long time, simply to appeal to populist sentiments within Hungary, so there is no surprise there. Ponta’s statements, however, are bizarre, especially coming at a time when the EU is actively going all the way up to the beaches of Libya and dragging swimmers out of the water onto boats and bringing them to Italy.
Over the weekend alone, 4,000 more of these lovable murdering rapists were brought to our shores.
Hardly a sensible time for “not doing enough.”
And who is this guy even trying to appeal to anyway? Romania isn’t generally even heard from, all the sudden they come out with this? Why?
Maybe some of our Romanian readers have thoughts.