EU takes Poland to court over migration

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The European Union is taking Poland, along with Hungary and Czechia to the European Court of Justice for failing to accommodate their fair share of refugees under an EU-wide relocation scheme.

In 2015, EU leaders decided that bloc’s member states would redistribute 160,000 asylum seekers, mostly from the Middle East, among themselves in order to alleviate pressure on Greece and Italy where most of the migrants arrived. According to the EU plan, Poland was set to accept 6,200 asylum seekers by September. It did not take in a single one.

According to the European Commission, three member states “ “remain in breach of their legal obligations” and “have given no indication that they will contribute to the implementation of the relocation decision.”

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