Last Updated on March 13, 2020
Eastern European nation states have pledged to assist Greece with her border crisis with Turkey, who have opened their borders releasing tens of thousands of so-called “refugees” into Europe.
As things begin to heat up in the Eastern Mediterranean, Greece has mobilized troops, aircraft, and naval warships in an attempt to dam the flow of migrants clambering to reach Northwest European welfare states.
Bulgaria, at the behest of Greece, opened a dam on the Evros river to raise water levels, making it harder for migrants to cross into Europe.
Yesterday, National File reported on Polish border guards arriving at the Greek-Turkish border to assist the struggling Hellenic nation.
Scenes indicative of internal strife were reported on Greece’s Adriatic islands, which, in recent years, had been converted into makeshift refugee camps, flaring tensions among the local community who, in many cases, could trace their lineage on the island for hundreds of years.
Since Turkey opened its borders, The Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia have also signaled their intent to come to the aid of Greece.
These Eastern European countries would act as potential stepping stones or ports of call, despite their anti-migrant stance, for migrants vying to reach Northwest Europe.
In light of the recent developments, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said that his country was “ready to help.”
According to Voice of Europe, Viktor Orban said that a wave of around 130,000 migrants could be released into Europe.
“Hungary will take an active role in doing so,” Orban said, referring to the possibility of helping Greece.
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said that “The people are being used by President Erdogan as a political football, as weapons and as instruments of pressure on the European Union,” after the Turkish Premier opened the borders in an act of retaliation following a coalition-led airstrike which resulted in the highest number of Turkish casualties since their presence in Syria began.
After EU Vice President Josep Borrell and Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarcic held talks with Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay, Borrell said: “We had the opportunity to express our understanding of the difficult situation Turkey is currently facing but also stressed that the current developments at the European borders is not leading to any solution.”
Greece was warned by the EU to uphold its right to asylum, but the EU was also willing to pay migrants approximately $2220 each for them to leave and return home.