EU Migration Kommisar calls for action against Hungary and Slovakia for ‘failing to meet their legal obligations on relocation’
EU’s highest court, the European Court of Justice (ECJ), may be set to dismiss the lawsuit filed by Hungary and Slovakia to challenge the EU’s migrant quota scheme, European media reports suggest.
The Advocate General for the European Court of Justice, Yves Bot, who is advising the judges on the case, proposed to dismiss the lawsuit filed by Hungary and Slovakia. His recommendations are not binding, but the top EU court usually follows the opinion presented by the advocate general. Earlier this year, Hungary and Slovakia approached the top EU court to challenge the Brussels’ decision to impose a continent-wide migrant relocation scheme.
“Europe’s top court looks set to throw out Eastern European objections to enforced migrant quotas,” reported the UK’s Daily Express. “EU strikes double blow against Poland, Hungary and Czech Republic over refugee quotas,” wrote the London-based Financial Times.
“Brussels piles pressure on EU eastern bloc countries over migrants,” reported the Paris-based TV network France24:
Hungary and Slovakia looked set to see their appeal against the plan rejected after the advisor to the EU’s top court said the quotas were a fair way of easing the pressure on Greece and Italy.
The European Commission meanwhile took its landmark legal action against Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic to the next level over their refusal to take in any asylum-seekers under the system. (…)
EU Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos called on the bloc to complete the plan to relocate 160,000 refugees from frontline Mediterranean states. But only 24,000 have been taken in by other member states for processing since the plan was agreed in 2015. [July 26, France24]
EU Migration Kommisar Dimitris Avramopoulos, upbeat after yesterday’s hearing, threatened legal action against the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland “for failing to meet their legal obligations on relocation.” “The three countries could be hauled up before the European Court of Justice (ECJ) and eventually fined,” confirmed TV network France24. The EU Kommisar failed to explain why the East European countries were ‘legally obliged’ to foot the bill for the EU-Merkel ‘refugee’ policy.
Merkel’s right-hand man, German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel has long been calling for punitive sanctions against the East European state for refusing to accept the EU’s migrant plan. The unelected Eurocrats in Brussels too have been mulling “stiff financial penalties” on the East European countries “refusing to take their share of asylum seekers” — to use the usual BBC dictum.
Earlier this week, the European Commission, EU’s executive body, threatened to suspend Poland’s voting rights in EU-decision making if the Polish parliament went along with the judicial reforms proposed by the country’s conservative government. Polish government is formally backing the lawsuit filed by Hungary and Slovakia against Brussels’ migrant relocation plan.
When it comes to forcing the EU’s migrant settlement plan onto unwilling East European countries: no doesn’t mean no. The migrant quota scheme, also known as EU’s ‘relocation’ law, seeks to create a centralised mechanism for settling the arriving migrants across the EU member states — regardless of the wishes of the democratically elected national governments or parliaments, let alone the wishes of the native populations.
Once the centralised scheme is in place, the EU member states will be sealing their fate to the EU’s open floodgates policy for illegal migrants, mainly coming from Arab and Muslim countries. The scheme will not only take away the right of sovereign European states to set their own immigration policy in the foreseeable future, but may well change the demography of Christian Europe in our lifetime.
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