French presidential election: Eric Zemmour wants a wall at European borders to fight immigration
Steph Deschamps / February 10, 2022
Far-right candidate Eric Zemmour called Wednesday night for the construction of a wall at all the external borders of the European Union to fight immigration and wants to financially support countries willing to build them.
I am in favor, France and Germany refuse. The Swedish European Commissioner (Ylva) Johansson refuses, but I will tip the European majority in favor of the wall, which will be financed by European funds, he said on BFMTV.
Countries that have built a wall like Hungary are defending European civilization, said the Reconquest! presidential candidate. In favor of zero immigration, Eric Zemmour wants a wall at all European borders outside the country. France, because of its geography, would not be concerned, he said.
And we will create a special police force with border guards at the French borders, he added, without specifying the cost of the measure.
At the end of January, Poland said it was starting to build a new fence on its border with Belarus to block the entry of illegal migrants, which caused a crisis between Warsaw and Minsk last year. The wall is expected to cost some 353 million euros and is scheduled to be completed in June.
Calling for a wall on European borders is also reminiscent of former U.S. President Donald Trump's policy of erecting a wall on the Mexican border.