Kurz was responsible for closing the Western Balkan immigration route, from Turkey to Germany and to Scandinavia, explains Werner Fasslabend of the Austrian Institute for European Policy & Security. Political scientist Heinz Gaertner also gives his insight.
Madrid’s crackdown on Catalonia following its independence referendum only “unified” people, Catalan European Democratic party MEP Ramon Tremosa told RT, adding that those who are really divided over the issue are Spaniards, not Catalonians.
The central EU states are pressuring the eastern frontier states to step up to the plate and do their fair share in accommodating the migrants arriving from Greece and Italy, political commentator Adrian Yalland tells RT.
What happens before the German federal election in September, including a new position on the migration influx problem, is going to be tailored to benefit Angela Merkel’s electoral chances, says political analyst John Bosnitch.
The EU would be wise not to compete with US militarism and stop intervening in the Middle East, Jan Oberg, the director of the Foundation for Peace and Future Research explained to RT. Hugh Bronson, Alternative for Germany party (AFD), also gave analysis.