As I said three months ago, conflicting political interests between the EU regions of the North, South and East, risk tearing the union apart.
Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic understandably continue to exercise their sovereign right to refuse the quota system and forced resettlement, though that leaves Italy and Greece stranded with record numbers of migrants.
And now they and Slovakia, who make up the Visegrad Group, are not only at odds with the EU but with themselves over cross-border labour rules, with Poland and Hungary refusing to follow Slovakia and the Czech Republic in endorsing the French-led tightening of regulations on employees posted to work in the EU outside their home countries.
The economic imbalance between the North and the South is another major source of conflict.
There is no single strategy, no unified view, but rather a group of disparate self-interested nations, with their own agendas and their own needs, which the EU is struggling to reconcile.
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