European countries recreate the "iron curtains" on the backdrop of deteriorating relations with Russia, instead of attempting to establish dialogue and resolve problems through negotiations, writes.
in such countries As Poland, Estonia, Ukraine, all the more pronounced becomes the " defence awareness ". Some of these countries behave " defiantly incredulously. So, yesterday, the Day of independence of Estonia in Narva, just a few metres from the Russian border was a military parade with the participation of American armored vehicles. Poland is going to put a 50-foot observation towers to watch for Kaliningrad. Ukraine, located on the brink of economic collapse, plans for three or four years to build a wall on a boundary line with Russia, having invested in this project five hundred million dollars.
Strengthening the border from European Russia's neighbors, such as Poland, - explicit regression for both sides, the most considering that in the last half a decade of relations between Moscow and Warsaw have improved so much that it began to sound like the talk of a possible introduction of visa-free regime for citizens of Kaliningrad.
As emphasized by Professor of the University of Warwick Stuart Elden, the construction of the walls has the ability to be " contagious ". Strengthening state borders forms and specific thesis is for internal policies, and bears the letter to neighbouring States. The construction of the "walls" - " retrograde and old-fashioned gesture, and it's hard not to notice ", leads the Independent opinion of Stuart Eldena.
Known wisdom about the fact that "the better fences, better relations with its neighbors," in this case is not working, says an expert on European integration Kalypso Nikolaidis. In her expressions, the authorities of Poland and Ukraine are guilty of adopted decisions that will be effective only in the near future. It makes more sense not to build Walls, and to resolve the conflict with Russia and solve the problems that cause people to go from the Middle East and Africa to the European Union.
"But the Walls have imaginary property, and politicians want to encourage such a view. The walls seem to be a Much easier decision ", - quotes Independent Kalypso Nikolaidis.