The European Commission is set to announce it will sue three member states over their refusal to take in a quota of asylum seekers.
Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic will be dragged to the EU’s top court for ‘failing to show sufficient solidarity with their peers’, according to Reuters.
The Visegrad countries say that a huge influx of migrants would be a security risk, given the number of terror attacks committed by Islamists in Europe, any of which came in posing as refugees.
They also cite culture concerns, saying that migrants from the Middle East will never fully integrate into predominantly Christian societies.
Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło has previously said that Poland was doing its bit to help those in need by increasing humanitarian aid to people on the ground in Syria and by working with aid organisations to rebuild hospitals.
In September, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said that the future of Europe rests on whether or not countries could decide for themselves what their migration policies should be, drawing distinct differences between countries that want to welcome refugees and those that do not.
He said that certain countries like Germany accept, approve of and encourage mass migration whilst countries like Hungary are determined to preserve their security, way of life and national, religious and cultural identity.
“Today, pro-immigration countries wish to settle the difference between the two sides by recommending that we too become immigrant countries, and if we refuse, they force it on us…We want a Hungarian Hungary and a European Europe,” he said.
Reuters also reports that the EU’s 28 Interior Minister won’t even bother looking at new proposals put forward by the European Parliament’s latest asylum proposal, written by Estonia (who currently hold the presidency) – not surprising given their policy essentially says countries will only take in asylum seekers on a voluntary basis.
The EU seeking to bully elected European governments. An increasingly divided EUnion. The sooner the UK exits, the better.