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Večernji list - Croatia | Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Exodus to Europe: Commission only protecting Schengen states

The EU Commission is protecting only the interests of the Schengen countries rather than those of all the EU member states in the refugee crisis, comments the conservative daily Večernji list: "The moment it decided not to lift a finger when Hungary built the stringently patrolled fence on its border with Croatia, the EU Commission turned into the Schengen Commission. … This commission chose to leave Croatia at Hungary's mercy. It will only ensure that no fences are built between Schengen Area countries. It doesn't care whether fences are built between the other EU member states. … Hungary has effectively been violating all the EU Commission's regulations for four months now. And nothing has happened. Nothing except that Croatia (and now Slovenia) are having to cope with thousands of refugees arriving each day who have had to seek a new transit route because of Hungary's fence."

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