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EU opens legal case against Hungary over migration

Reuters reports that the European Union's executive launched legal cases on Tuesday against Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic for not taking in asylum-seekers under a 2015 plan, a sharp escalation in the bloc's divisive migration feuds.

"Regrettably, despite ... repeated calls, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland, in breach of their legal obligations stemming ... and their commitments to Greece, Italy and other member states, have not yet taken the necessary action," the Commission said in a statement.
"Against this background ... the Commission has decided to launch infringement procedures against these three Member States."

German Social Democrat leader Martin Schulz said that, if elected chancellor, he would push for the EU to cut subsidies to countries that do not take in refugees.
"With me as chancellor ... we won't accept that solidarity as a principle is questioned," Schulz said on Tuesday at a conference of a business lobbying group with ties to his party.
Schulz, the Social Democrats' (SPD) candidate for chancellor in September's parliamentary election, said the influx of refugees into the Continent in recent years was "not a German problem, but a European challenge."
Source: reuters.com; politico.eu

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 June 2017 14:51

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