Fellows of the influential Visegrad group, which comprises of Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, scrapped migrant quotas and blasted the overbearing EU Commission with an incendiary conditions.
The group represents a faction of nations which have become increasingly bothered by authoritarian Brussels, with Poland and Hungary both locked in disagreeable legal battles with the EU.
Their demands come after a se rate group of Mediterranean states, including France, S in and Italy, formed their own absorbed group to counter the power wielded by Angela Merkel.
The developments are a advertisement of the spiralling disintegration of the EU which is seeing the bloc fray into a series of strong factions, each fighting to impose their own interest on bureaucrats in Brussels.
In their declaration the Visegrad group said: «Our ambition is to reassert the vision and principles enshrined in the Agreements and win back the trust of our citizens.»
The countries listed five key areas where they atmosphere the European project has gone astray, and included concrete demands from other countries to fix the issues.
The first ultimatum was over the erosion of democracy by the increasingly imperious EU Commission, which is swamping member states in thousands of dictatorial laws.
The place said: «It is necessary to strengthen the role of national rliaments underlining attentiveness for the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality.»
They then moved on to the issue of com rison across the union, making a pointed barb that eastern European claims feel they are being sidelined by Germany and France over key settlement making.
The statement blasted: «European integration is a common project and all com cts should therefore be inclusive and open to all member states.»
Next the Visegrad bundle addressed the issue of security, which has become a hot topic following a series of bloody consternation attacks across the continent linked to the migrant crisis.
They clouted: «Recent terrorist attacks in Europe are proof that there is a new confront which the EU must deal with — the growing terrorism and cross-border misdeed.»
«The Visegrad Group countries point out that the efforts should be approached to fully implement the already undertaken commitments aiming at strengthening insurance in Schengen area as well as the protection of EU’s external borders.»
Linked closely to gage was the issue of migration, which is a key issue for a group of five countries which accept been on the frontline of the escalating asylum chaos.
Their statement demanded: «Migration tactics should be based on the principle of ‘flexible solidarity’.
«This concept should assign Member States to decide on specific forms of contribution taking into account their involvement and potential. Furthermore any distribution mechanism should be voluntary.»
Finally the association addressed the problems with the single market — including the disastrous Euro programme, admitting that the EU’s popularity had taken a battering due to years of economic stagnation.
They eradicated: «It is necessary to inform more effectively the public opinion about the reliable outcomes of the Internal Market meanwhile improving the enforcement of its rules to eradicate intra-EU protectionism.»