[ Director: Mário Frota [ Coordenador Editorial: José Carlos Fernandes Pereira [ Fundado em 30-11-1999 [ Edição III [ Ano X

quarta-feira, 7 de junho de 2017

Commission readies sanctions against the Visegrad Four

“We will specify our position on opening infringement procedures against the member states that have not relocated anyone at all,” Commissioner for Migration Dimitris Avramopolous said.
[European Union]
The warning came after the Czech Republic said it would not take in more migrants, citing security concerns.

The Czech Republic will not accept any further migrants from Italy and Greece based on the quotas for the redistribution of refugees across the EU, also due to the worsened security situation, Interior Minister Milan Chovanec said after a cabinet meeting today.

He stated that the one-off mechanism of quotas will end in September and the Czech Republic will “not be active anymore”.

EU ministers approved on 22 September by qualified majority a plan to share out 120,000 refugees across its 28 states, overriding vehement opposition from the Visegrád Four (Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic).
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