EU threatens to punish Poland, Hungary for not accepting refugees

Source : 112 Ukraine

European Commissioner emphasized that these countries haven’t accepted a single refugee
10:35, 17 May 2017


European Union set the deadline in June for Poland, Austria and Hungary, that should start to accept their quota of migrants from Italy and Greece. This was announced by the European Commissioner for Migration Dimitris Avramopulos on May 16. These countries have not yet fulfilled their obligations under the plan of redistribution of refugees in the EU, reports Deutsche Welle. The Commissioner stressed that Warsaw and Budapest did not accept a single refugee, whereas Vienna only promised to relocate 50 migrants from Italy to the countries.

"This is a violation of legal obligations, promises made by Greece and Italy, and an equitable distribution of responsibility," the European Commissioner stated. Avramopoulos noted that he was ready to begin the process of punishing violators in June. The European Commission also criticized the Czech Republic for its slow implementation of quotas.

Earlier it was reported that European MP from leading party Law and Justice Riszard Czarnecki said that Poland received 400 thousand refugees from Ukraine. Apart from that, he said that Poland is open for refugees but not from non-European countries.

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