Published: Thu, December 07, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Czech PM wants European Union to withdraw migrants lawsuit

Czech PM wants European Union to withdraw migrants lawsuit

The European Commission has sued Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic for failure to fulfil agreed with the European Union (EU) national quotas on the admission of migrants.

The EU executive also announced on Thursday it would be escalating its attack on Hungary over measures taken to curb meddling in its domestic affairs by globalist billionaire George Soros.

In its statement, the unelected Commission said that the Visegrad nations of Central Europe "remain in breach of their legal obligations" and "have given no indication that they will contribute to the implementation of the relocation decision".

Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic had given no satisfactory explanations as to why they had failed to take in more refugees, it added.

The organization has also chose to file a lawsuit in the European court of justice against Hungary adopted in this country, the laws on non-governmental organizations and higher education.

He added that the system agreed two years ago was "nonsense" and only served to support the rising popularity of the continent's extremist parties. Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski said the government was not changing its policy on migrants.

Newly elected premier Andrej Babiš said it was wrong to force migrants on unwilling nations, while his spokesman denounced the quota system as "interfer [ence] in the Czech Republic's internal affairs".

The European Commission says it is also taking Hungary and Poland to court for the same reason.

In 2015 European Union states agreed to relocate 160,000 asylum-seekers between them based on the size and wealth of each country, however, Romania, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary voted against accepting mandatory quotas.

Hungary has been given a deadline of two months to respond to the latest step in the Commission's action over the law.

Budapest also faces legal action over university law.

Hungary also caused controversy in June when it passed legislation forcing non-governmental organisations to declare themselves "foreign-funded".

In a separate statement, the commission said that the laws on foreign non-governmental organisations "indirectly discriminate and disproportionately restrict donations from overseas to civil society organisations".

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