Hungary and Slovakia take EU to court over migrant quotas

Hungary and Slovakia have filed a joint case against the EU’s refugee quota scheme.

The case, filed with the European Court of Justice today, aims to challenge the EU’s decision to distribute migrants among member states, forcing them to take in an EU-defined quota of people.

Hungary’s Justice Minister, Laszlo Trocsanyi, said: “The decision to assign quotas sends the wrong signal to potential migrants: ‘Go ahead and come to Europe, we will handle the distribution.'”

“Secondly, it’s not effective. These people want to go to very specific countries, not countries like Romania, Bulgaria or Hungary. Those who were sent to Latvia were back in Germany in just two days,” he added.

Trocsanyi told German newspaper, Die Welt, that the EU’s deportation policy is a shambles which has caused more problems for Europe as deporting migrants back to their home countries is “mostly not possible.”

Hungary’s solution is for a new, Europe-wide solution which would see the EU’s deportation agency, Frontex, given more power and resources “in order to organise flights and bring back migrants to their home countries if they don’t qualify for protection.”

Resistance to EU dominance continues to spread across Europe.