The first issue was the initial Merkel-Juncker bilateral welcome to the migrants. This placed numerous southern European states on the path to the refugee’s promised land. These states were vilified and heckled by European delegates when they attempted to create some order to entry. Hungarian police were attacked, Slovenian borders stormed, and Croatia’s border temporarily closed.
All of these governments were reacting to potential domestic unrest which could trigger the end to their own regimes, and rightly or wrongly Merkel has placed these states in the crossfire of anarchy. How else did she envisage these desperate people making it to the Austrian, German, or Swedish border? Read more