In Brussels they are more concerned with defending their own interests than those of the peoples that they are supposed to represent, he said.
Never in the history of the European Union, perhaps, had its governing body been so far removed from the will of the people and so openly pro-immigration.
The new Commission has clearly been showing its colours, starting with its president, Ursula von der Leyen when she welcomed the Greek Margaritis Schinas in charge of migration issues, and spoke of “the protection of our European way of life”.
But in her mind, this description is not a reference to actual European values, but instead to “tolerance, reception, asylum”. Schinas repeated that “Europe will always be a land of asylum”.
The new female president of the Commission had, because of the outcry of the left wing in the EU Parliament (and part of the right), accepted right away the removal the “suspicious” word “protection”, which became “promotion”. Thus, she would instead be promoting the reception and asylum of migrants.
The success of sovereignists at the ballot box does not matter because in Brussels, pro-migrant Europeans continue to influence the direction of the EU. He said it did not matter what success had been achieved, everywhere in Europe, because “in Brussels, pro-migrant Europeans continue to pull the strings, impose their policies … and name their friends”.
And Rivière noted that “last July, Ursula von der Leyen got the lowest score for a president of the European Commission seeking her nomination before the European Parliament”.
The “beautiful souls” of the European Parliament, are also all members of the Commission, designated not by elected officials based on the vote in European elections, that is to say by the people, but directly by member states.
“What does it matter, in Spain, that the Vox party has made a tremendous breakthrough in the European elections, and that the socialist government has just lost its majority in early elections,” the French elected official pointed out.
Meanwhile Joseph Borrel, vice-president of the Commission has just reaffirmed: “Only migration will prevent the decline of Europe.”
Even though “pro-Brexit” voters dominated the polls in Britain, Phil Hogan, the representative of Ireland, again declared that “Brexit is a utopia that exists only in the pages of the conservative party’s manifesto”.
While the National Rally has topped the European elections and 73 percent of French people in a poll by Odoxa-France Info asserted that they had a “bad opinion of government policy on immigration”, Emmanuel Macron has just named Thierry Breton to the position of “super-commissioner” in charge of the internal market.
Breton had unequivocally summed up his position on the issue of immigration in French magazine Le Point when he said: “The history of our country is closely linked to its migration policy.”
Faced with the “ideological lockout” imposed by this new European Commission, the French delegation that Rivière has been chairing and the Identity and Democracy group will have a lot of work on their hands to represent the real aspirations and interests of nations and peoples, he said.