Almost as riotously as the Republican Party, come to think of it:
Miro Cerar, the Slovenian prime minister, said the EU was days from collapse as his country buckled under an “unbearable” influx of migrants.
“If we do not deliver some immediate and concrete actions on the ground in the next few days and weeks I believe the EU and Europe as a whole will start falling apart,” he said.
Werner Faymann, the Austrian chancellor, said Sunday’s meeting would “either consolidate the unity of Europe or watch the slow decomposition of the EU.”
Doesn't sound like it's going to be all that slow of a decomposition. Especially since this is the answer Prime Minister Cerar got from Brussels:
13. Increase efforts to manage borders, including by:
*Finalising and implementing the EU-Turkey Action Plan;
*Making full use of the potential of the EU-Turkey readmission agreement and the visa liberalisation roadmap;
*Upscaling the Poseidon Sea Joint Operation in Greece;
*Reinforcing Frontex support at the border between Bulgaria and Turkey;
*Strengthening border cooperation between Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, with increased UNHCR engagement;
*Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Albania will strengthen the management of the external land border, with Frontex to support registration in Greece;
*Reconfirming the principle of refusing entry to third country nationals who do not confirm a wish to apply for international protection (in line with international and EU refugee law and subject to prior non-refoulement and proportionality checks)…
Drained of the prissy bureaucratese, this is essentially bureaucratic masturbation that does not even hint at deportation or repatriation or external border closures, which means Turkey - which has never been admitted into the EU, remember - would need to do the closing, and Turkey....was not represented at this weekend summit.
And if they had been, I'm quite sure they would have declined to cooperate. How else, after all, are they going to realize Recep Erdogan's dream of becoming the capital of the New Global Caliphate if they don't facilitate the Continent's "fundamental transformation" into Eurabia?