Hungarian, Slovakian regimes take EU refugee quota scheme to court

Source: Deutsche Welle [Germany]

“Representatives of the two nations addressed the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on Wednesday in a bid to dispute the EU’s decision to distribute migrants throughout the bloc on a quota basis. Faced with hundreds of thousands of migrants sailing to Italian and Greek shores, the EU Council decided to lighten the load by distributing newcomers among the remaining members states. However, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic all voted against the move. Bratislava and Budapest decided to take the decision to court, disputing its legal basis.” (05/10/17)