The European Union is taking Poland, Hungary and Czech Republic to court for refusing to open their borders to migrants.
The three eastern European member states will be taken to the top EU court, the European Court of Justice, for blocking Brussels’ migrant resettlement plan. EU’s legal action is part of a long-running tussle between Brussels and the eastern European countries over the resettlement of hundreds and thousands of migrants, mostly young men from Arab and Muslim countries.
Hungary, Poland and Czech Republic have been at the forefront of opposing the EU’s open arms policy migrants.
The ‘relocation scheme,’ as the Eurocrats like to call it, initially seeks to share out 160,000 migrants currently camping in Greece and Italy, the countries at outer EU borders.
German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle reported:
The European Commission took the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) Thursday over their failure to accept their required quotas for refugees.
The contentious scheme, which was adopted at the height of the refugee crisis in 2015, was focused on "burden-sharing," meaning that 160,000 refugees should be relocated across most of the bloc's 28 member-states to ease the burden on Greece and Italy.
It means that the three eastern nations would have to settle around 8,000 migrants between them as part of the quota. However, so far Hungary and Poland have taken in none at all, while the Czech Republic has accepted just 12. (...)
"The European Commission has today decided to refer the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland to the Court of Justice of the EU for non-compliance with their legal obligations on relocation," the Commission said in a statement. "This is why the Commission has decided to move to the next stage of the infringement procedure and refer the three member states to the Court of Justice of the EU."
When it comes to Europe’s self-inflicted Migrant Crisis, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has been further ahead of the curve than the rest of his EU counterparts. Right at the onset of the migrant influx that began two years ago, Prime Minister Orbán warned that the EU’s policy of open borders for migrants was a threat to Christian Europe.
“We shouldn’t forget that the people who are coming here grew up in a different religion and represent a completely different culture. Most are not Christian, but Muslim,” Prime Minister Orbán said. “Or is it not worrying that Europe’s Christian culture is already barely able to maintain its own set of Christian values?”
Poland refused to back the EU Migrant Policy after the Catholic-conservative Law and Justice Party (PiS) came to power in 2015. The new government refused to take in the EU migrant quota agreed by the pervious left-wing government.
“In agreeing to take in refugees, the [previous government] put a ticking bomb under us,” said Poland’s current Interior Minister Mariusz Błaszczak earlier this year. “We’re defusing that bomb.”
Poland, Hungary and Czech Republic have vowed to fight EU diktats on the issue of migrant relocation, but their chances of success are at best dismal. The system is already rigged against them as they will be forced to plead their case before the top EU court, the European Court of Justice.
Being part of the EU, they have already surrendered part of their national sovereignty to the unelected commissars in Brussels. As British politician and UKIP leader, Nigel Farage said earlier this year, the only way for Hungary and other eastern European countries to shield their people from the migrant influx is to “join the Brexit Club.” Perhaps it’s time for these eastern European countries to heed that sound advice.