13th June 2017

RFE/RL: EU Launches Legal Action Against Hungary, Poland, Czechs Over Refugees

The European Commission launched a legal action on June 13 against the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland for refusing to take in their share of refugees under an EU-wide solidarity plan.

The bloc in 2015 agreed to relocate 160,000 refugees, mainly from Italy and Greece, across its member states -- a legally-binding decision that was met with resistance by several countries in Central and Eastern Europe.

Poland and Hungary have not yet taken in a single refugee while the Czech Republic accepted 12 refugees last year but announced earlier this month that it would withdraw from the scheme, citing security concerns, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty writes..

Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic