Hungary is fighting against forced immigration from Brussels, it was also the first country to build a fence last year.
Other countries may follow suit in opposing these plans and hold their own referendums, taking the power from Brussels and putting it back in the hands of their residents. Slovakia and the Czech Republic have both threatened to take legal action against the EU’s orders to take in migrants.
Austria has also begun sealing off its southern border, introducing checks on the vital Brenner Cross motorway and pledging the implementation of €1m worth of border patrols and security improvements and last week, 2,000 soldiers in Switzerland’s tank battalion were told to postpone their summer holidays in order to be ready to rush to the border with Italy to block migrants making their way from Sicily.
Slovakia and the Czech Republic have both threatened to take legal action against the EU’s orders to take in migrants and the European Commission President has been quoted with “We are no longer respected in our countries when we emphasise the need to give priority to the EU.” Damming stuff indeed.
A non imaginary line is now stretching from the West to the East across the top of the Mediterranean to stop migrants heading North, where will they go next?