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Jan 05, 2018

European Court of Justice will hear case against Hungary, the Czech Republic and Poland over refusal to implement refugee quotas

Pál Volner, parliamentary state secretary of the ministry of justice, said that the EC lawsuit did not apply to several other countries that had not taken in migrants

A Ministry of Justice official has said that the European Commission is applying double standards by singling out three member states who refuse to implement EU refugee quotas.

In a controversial announcement, the European Court of Justice today revealed that it will hear the case against Hungary, the Czech Republic and Poland regarding the infringement procedure for their refusal to abide by the decision on EU refugee quotas.

Pál Volner, parliamentary state secretary of the Ministry of Justice, said that the lawsuit did not apply to several other countries that had not taken in migrants. He said the procedure was purely about Brussels maintaining its quota case and enforcing the imposition of unrestricted migrant quotas on EU member states.

Meanwhile, a statement released by Fidesz said that the European Commission was renewing pressure against Hungary by taking the issue of migrant quotas to court.

Fidesz said that Brussels did not plan the one-off relocation of a limited number of migrants within the EU but the introduction of an automatic migration process without an upper limit.

“The lawsuit against the countries that reject the quota is nothing other than a way to exert political pressure,” the statement said.