EU gives Poland, Hungary and Czech Republic a month to change mind about migrants

The European Commission has given the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland one month to change their minds on participating in the EU’s migrant relocation scheme.

Brussels started legal proceedings earlier this month against the countries and have threatened to take away Poland’s voting rights if they don’t cave in to EU demands.

EU migration commissioner, Dimitris Avramopoulos, said: “There is still time to change everything and come back to normality.”

Interestingly, the Commission isn’t pursuing a case against Austria, who have also refused to take in any migrants. Perhaps it has something to do with Austria being a net contributor to EU coffers, while Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland all receive more money than they pay in.

None of the countries seems to be willing to budge, thankfully, and could see their case end up in the European Court of Justice after the relocation scheme ends. Avramopoulos seems adamant that migrants will still need to be relocated even after the scheme ends, it’s going to be interesting to see who blinks first…