Ljubljana – Večer says in Monday’s commentary that migrants have become chips in political poker in Europe, and that solidarity enshrined in the founding treaties of the EU apparently only applies to solidarity between member states, and not outwardly.
In the commentary Ice in Hearts, the newspaper speaks about “kilometres of razor wire and fence that we have set up on our southern border so that – as some politicians and their voters say – we can defend the holy Slovenian land from hordes of blood-thirsty migrants.”
What Polish politicians are talking about today – that by setting up kilometres of walls on the Belarusian border they are not defending their territory, but the entire EU – “we have been listening to here for a quite while, and there will be more such talk as the election approaches.”
Večer argues that migrants have become chips in political poker and there is “no will to stop the downfall of civilisation in Europe in any way other than with razor wires”.
Solidarity enshrined in the founding treaties of the EU apparently only applies to solidarity between member states, and not outwardly, and stopping migration rather than preventing its causes has become the leitmotif of many governments.
Humanity has given way to strategising and empathy to hostility towards differences. Unfortunately, countries whose citizens lived behind the Iron Curtain three decades ago, some of whom risked their lives to flee to the West, are leading the way.
“Slovenia, which has always considered itself better than these countries, now loyally follows them every step of the way,” concludes the commentary.