Locked content Tusk meets with Italian PM to talk illegal immigration

European Council President Donald Tusk met with Italian PM Giuseppe Conte before the informal EU summit on migration that will take place on Sunday, to discuss illegal immigration. Conte told Tusk that it is “unthinkable” that Italy should bear the brunt of responsibility for all migrants, including...

Morawiecki and Orban to EU: migration policy has failed

EU member states should decide on their own who they want to accept, PM Mateusz Morawiecki said during his visit to Budapest adding that the EU’s migration policy has failed. “In terms of migration and quotas that were to be imposed on (EU) member countries we strongly reject such an approach as it ...

Locked content EU: Compromise on refugee reforms by July

EU leaders picked July as a deadline for solving the bloc’s migrant crisis, and come up with the working plan to relocate some 160,000 refugees that landed in Greece and Italy from the Middle East. So far only 35,000 of them have been transferred to other member states. With some countries, like Pol...

EU takes Poland to court over migration

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.

Locked content Poland asks EU to drop case against Warsaw over EU migrant scheme

The Polish government filed a motion to the European Commission to withdraw its legal proceedings against Warsaw over its migrant relocation quotas, adding that it is ready to go to court if necessary. “Poland has sent a motion to the European Commission requesting it to discontinue its ongoing infr...

Locked content EU dismisses bid to annul the refugee allocation plan

The European Union dismissed the motion filed by Slovakia and Hungary to annul the 2015 EU relocation plan. “The contested decision automatically helps to relieve the considerable pressure on the asylum systems of Italy and Greece following the migration crisis in the summer of 2015 and is thus appr...

Locked content Poland has a right to say no to refugees – Kaczyński

Poland has a moral right to say ‘no’ to refugees, Law and Justice (PiS) leader, Jarosław Kaczyński said at his party’s convention. “We have not exploited the countries from which these refugees are coming to Europe these days, we have not used their labor force and finally we have not in...

Locked content Poland will not accept migrants without verification process

Deputy Defence Minister Michał Dworczyk said that Poland will not accept any refugees if there is no verification process in place. “Until we have a mechanism to verify people who can settle in Poland, we will not accept them,” Dworczyk explained. “Determining the identity of people when it is not k...

EU opens legal case against Poland over migration

The European Commission launched a legal case on against Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic for refusing to take in asylum seekers. “I regret to see that, despite our repeated calls to pledge to relocate, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland have not yet taken the necessary action,” the EU...

Locked content EU to take Poland to court over migration

The European Commission will open legal cases against Poland Hungary and Czechia on Tuesday for not accepting any asylum-seekers, according to various media outlets. This would be a first step in the infringement procedures that could be launched against EU member states for not meeting their legal ...