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MAPPED: The countries threatening to tear European Union APART in wake of Brexit

THESE four eastern European countries are threatening to tear the EU apart following June’s historic Brexit vote.


German leader Angela Merkel and Jean-Claude Juncker face a wave of Euroscepticism

Leading politicians in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and Poland have all seized on the referendum result to heap pressure on Eurocrats.They have been particularly critical about mounting pressure from Brussels to take in morerefugees fleeing the Middle East.

Here looks at the most outspoken attacks on the EU from the so-called ‘Visegrad Four’, or V4.

Czech Republic

Czech president Milos Zeman has called for a total ban on migrants in a desperate bid to thwart possible Islamic State (ISIS) terror attacks.

Speaking earlier this month, he said: “Our country simply cannot afford to risk terrorist attacks like what occurred in France and Germany.

“By accepting migrants we would create fertile ground for barbaric attacks.”


Officials in Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic have slammed the EU

Czech president Milos Zeman has linked the migrant crisis to ISIS terror attacks

And earlier this year Mr Zeman claimed it was “practically impossible” to integrate the Muslim community into European society.He added: “Let them have their culture in their countries and not take it to Europe. Integration is possible with cultures that are similar, and the similarities may vary.”

He also branded the refugee crisis an “organised invasion” and urged young men fleeing Syria and Iraq to “take up arms” against ISIS instead.

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Hungarian PM Viktor Orban has called a referendum on the EU’s migrant quotas


Hungary has called a referendum over whether or not the country should accept a mandatory quota of migrants imposed by Brussels.

Prime Minister Viktor Orban has predicted the vote on October 2 will spark a “tsunami” of other referendums across the beleaguered bloc.

He said: “I expect a lot of other European countries, especially the historical V4 – the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia – to follow Hungary’s footsteps.

“Even if they won’t hold an actual referendum, I believe they will at least attack the EU mandatory quotas on every forum.”

Mr Orban sparked controversy in July after branding migrants “poison”, adding: “Every single migrant poses a public security and terror risk.”And Gyorgy Schopflin, an MEP from Mr Orban’s party, also caused outrage after saying pigs’ heads should be impaled on border fences to deter Muslim migrants.

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Robert Fico, the Slovakian leader, has taken a hardline stance against Islam


Slovakia’s Prime Minister Robert Fico has also taken a hardline stance against migration and Islam, saying the religion has “no place” in his country.

Speaking in May, the right-winger said: “The idea of multicultural Europe has failed. The migrants cannot be integrated, it’s simply impossible.

“I do not want tens of thousands of Muslims coming here and promoting their own stuff.”



In the wake of the Brexit vote, former Polish leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski warned against any attempts by the EU to punish the UK.

He said: “The initial proposals from these big countries encourage the break-up of the union.

“Britain is being treated arrogantly today, which is a hysterical reaction.”

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Margaret Robinson
Margaret Robinson

the real reason for the migrant crisis. The Eu goal to produce a mixed breed european people. Starting in 2003 the EU had already agreed to invite 9 more muslim countries to join and eventually to have free movement to Europe. Proof here. STAND UP GERMANY. DEMAND TO KNOW WHY YOU WERE NOT TOLD ABOUT THIS Join this guy to fight against it. Have the courage to stand up and be counted and this

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