OPINION

Still a safe haven for all, for now

Moves such as the meeting on Monday of the so-called Visegrad Four – a league of Central European states the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia – are damaging whatever incomplete efforts Europe is making to tackle the ongoing refugee crisis.

An alliance between the Central European countries with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, the controversial position adopted by Austria and efforts to isolate Greece by turning the country into an endless migrant “warehouse” will not solve the problem that is currently plaguing the region.

The only thing the above efforts will achieve is to create a Europe of different speeds and divisions, a situation which would put another nail in the coffin of the fading European vision.

While the European Union may well be problematic and slow in reacting, it remains a safe haven for everyone.