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    Trump Victory May Spur EU to Mend Ties With Russia, Tighten Migration Rules

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    In case Donald Trump is elected as a new American president, European Union may tighten immigration rules and reverse its anti-Russia policy due to his harsh stance on migration and willing to cooperate with Russia.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Donald Trump’s hardline stance on migration and his calls for closer cooperation with Russia may encourage the European Union – a historically close ally of the United States – to tighten immigration rules and reverse its anti-Russia policy, should the Republican candidate win the November 8 vote, chairman of Serbia’s Eurosceptic Dveri party told Sputnik.

    During the election campaign, Trump has been advocating better cooperation with Russia, including on anti-terror fight and the Syrian crisis.  The Republican nominee is also known for his strong anti-immigration positions and “Build the wall” cries to stop the flow of undocumented immigrants. He also stressed that the United States cannot admit Syrian refugees amid existing threat from the Islamic State jihadists.

    "If Donald Trump becomes a President and decides to relax the tension with Russia that could be a positive signal for EU countries to do as well. The same thing might happen if Trump decides to close the borders of USA for new waves of migrants, as he promised. For the people of EU countries, that would mean that that policy of Germany or France regarding migrants was wrong. And that the Eurosceptic parties across Europe are in fact right when they say that borders must be closed and that sanctions against Russia must be lifted,” Bosko Obradovic said.

    He added that the European Union was “dying” and needed urgent reforms to redefine itself “as the union of sovereign European nations and countries.”

    “The arrival of Donald Trump in Oval office could speed-up that process [of reforms], which we can only salute," Obradovic said.

    He stressed that the European Union in its current state is nothing more than an enormous bureaucratic machine that has lost its values.

    "It is not a surprise to see that Brussels is ineffective in dealing with complicated problems, such as migrant crisis or position regarding Russia. Overwhelming majority of people in EU doesn’t want to confront Russia and they certainly don’t want to have radical Islamists as their neighbors," he said.

    The US presidential election will be held on November 8. According to the New York Times/CBS News poll, Clinton retains a slim lead over Trump in final push but her three-point margin indicates the race is as tight as ever.

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