See EU in court! Brussels warns Hungary or Poland ‘take in asylum-seekers or be SUED’

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
By Paul Martin

POLAND and Hungary could end up in court over their refusals to take in refugees under the European Union disastrous migrant policy.

By SIMON OSBORNE
Express.co.uk
Wed, Apr 12, 2017

The two member states, who have steadfastly refused to take part in a scheme to move 160,000 people from Italy and Greece – the main ports of arrival – to elsewhere in the EU.

More than 1.6million refugees and migrants crossed into the EU between 2014 and 2016, leading to rows about how to share the burden.

But so far only about 16,340 people have been relocated under the emergency scheme that is scheduled to end in September.

And furious European Commissioners are now threatening legal action against Warsaw and Budapest to in a last-ditch bid to rescue the failed policy.

A Commission spokesman said: “If member states do not increase their relocations soon, the Commission will not hesitate to make use of its powers for those which have not complied.”

The Commission had proposed to fine countries for failing to take in migrants but there has been little political backing for such a step.

A court case would not resolve the issue quickly but could add to mounting pressure for action from other EU states.

Cash-strapped Italy has been at the forefront of calls to cut EU subsidies to Poland and Hungary over their hardline stance on migration.

Germany, Sweden, Austria and France – the most frequent final destinations – have also been stepping up pressure.

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One Response to “See EU in court! Brussels warns Hungary or Poland ‘take in asylum-seekers or be SUED’”

  1. Robert Edward Lee

    Re-boot The Confederate States or die. This is here now and getting worse.

    Leagueofthesouth and Vdare

    #3205729

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