Just minutes after the agreement to relocate 120,000 migrants across the European Union was announced, Czech Republic’s interior minister Milan Chovanec called for a Visegrad without Poland or a “V3” via Twitter.
The minister later tweeted that Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania and Hungary opposed the agreement whilst Finland abstained.
The opposition to the mandatory relocation system came mostly from Visegrad 4 (V4) countries, including Poland.
The V4 met in Prague on Monday to discuss the migrant crisis. After the meeting the countries agreed to oppose the relocation system imposed to EU member states by the European Commission.
However, Poland backtracked and agreed to the Commission’s plan.
Poland’s state secretary for immigration, Piotr Stachanczyk said the country will initially take between “4,600 to 4,800 people”, according to EU Observer.
The agreement comes amid a fresh survey that says “over a half of Poles” are against the new wave of immigration from Middle East countries and Africa, according to Polish radio.