EU sues over refugee quotas

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BRUSSELS (AFP) – The EU took the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland to the bloc’s top court yesterday over their refusal to accept quotas for asylum-seekers. The move shows the determination in Brussels to enforce the controversial scheme launched at the height of the migrant crisis in 2015 to share 160,000 refugees around the bloc and ease the burden on Greece and Italy. “The European Commission has today decided to refer the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland to the Court of Justice of the EU for non-compliance with their legal obligations on relocation,” the commission said. Brussels launched so-called infringement proceedings against the three countries in June for failing to take in any refugees under the quota system, and warned them last month of further action.

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