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European Union court rejects appeals against migrant (2)

European Union court rejects appeals against migrant (2)”

Poland backed the Hungarian and Slovak complaint.

"Given the tense politics of internal solidarity it might make more sense for the commission to avoid insisting on the commitment, having made its point", said Elizabeth Collett, the European director of the Migration Policy Institute, a research organization.

EU Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos said Wednesday that "the EU-Turkey statement continues to work and deliver results". The arrival of refugees, who are predominantly Muslim in their faith has created socio-political tensions in the block and given to the rise of populism in Europe and anti-immigrant parties.

The mandatory quota system was approved in September 2015 by a majority of European Union member states, but was rejected by Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Romania and Hungary.

Slovakia is not included in the legal action.

Brussels launched the relocation scheme as an exception to the so-called Dublin rules under which migrants must apply for asylum in the member state where they first land.

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Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo told the AP that though she was not surprised by the decision, it "absolutely does not change the position of the Polish government with respect to migration policy".

As Deutsche Welle reports, "Only 24,000. refugees from Greece and Italy have been transferred to other states". All four countries also say migrants will disrupt their societies and the EU's focus should be on protecting its external borders.

Hungary complained that it should not have faced a migrant-relocation quota since it was in an emergency situation already based on the continued trouble it saw at its border with Croatia.

Avramopoulos said the ECJ's decision is encouraging and that he hoped to reach a final compromise by the end of the year.

Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said the ruling was "outrageous and irresponsible", the Associated Press reports, and vowed Hungary would fight any attempts to resettle migrants there without government approval. He said "solidarity is not a one-way street".

Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano tweeted "the European Court of Justice upheld our case: the redistribution of asylum seekers is compulsory in the #EU".

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While Brussels expects previously non-compliant countries to accept refugees within weeks, Mr Szijjarto pre-empted a bitter stand-off by saying "all legal means" would be used to oppose the decision.

But the bloc soon faced intense opposition from member states in Central and Eastern Europe that resented any obligation to accept a preset number of migrants arriving in Greece and Italy.

"The lesson of the verdict is that helping people fleeing war and terror is truly a common responsibility for Europe", the group said.

As you know, the program of distribution of refugees, adopted in September 2015 by a majority of member States of the European Union, provided for the distribution of 160 thousand asylum seekers among European Union countries.

Hungary and Slovakia were seeking to have the decision annulled.

He said the total to be relocated from the two European Union states is "much lower" with a 97 percent drop in people landing in Greece from Turkey and with the fact most arriving in Italy from Libya are not eligible at all.

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