View Full Version : EU Gives Hungary, Poland, One Month to Back Down and Accept Migrant Quotas

08-01-2017, 02:05 PM
The European Union’s (EU) unelected executive branch has given the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland one month to back down and start admitting migrants from the Middle East and North Africa or face legal consequences.
The migrant relocation scheme was forced through the European Parliament in September 2015, regardless as to whether all nations and their populations agreed.

A number of Eastern and Central European countries resisted the plan, and have since challenged the scheme in the courts – arguing they did not vote for it and placing blame for the migrant crisis with the EU and Germany – as the EU threatens sanctions.

“There is still time to change everything and come back to normality,” said EU Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos on Wednesday 26 July, the EUObserver reports.

He said the Commission had taken the next step in a legal procedure against the three countries. The so-called infringement procedure began last month when the Commission sent letters of formal notice

I'm hoping they don't fold. My wife is Czech.


Angry Old White Man
08-01-2017, 04:55 PM
European leaders are a total failure and a mess, they are not used to operating with their subjects having any freedom to think for themselves. All that is about to take a very serious change in direction and I expect to see a lot of these people handing out other peoples countries find themselves stinking in a nice deep ditch.

08-01-2017, 05:44 PM
Hell of a lot of power for something that started out as a trading bloc.

With Britain's departure in the future they may want to be careful on making demands like this from other members.