The current holder of the EU’s rotating presidency has slammed plans for permanent refugee quotas that would distribute asylum seekers more evenly across the bloc.
Slovakia’s Prime Minister Robert Fico said Wednesday that: “Quotas today clearly divide the EU, therefore I think they are politically finished,” The Times reported.
Fico was speaking ahead of a referendum on Sunday in Hungary, where voters are expected to reject EU plans for refugee quotas.
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EUROPEAN UNION ministers have forced through a plan to relocate asylum seekers across the bloc. The scheme, if it is ratified by EU leaders on Wednesday, will distribute 120,000 asylum seekers from Greece, Italy and Hungary to 22 ot...
BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - Slovakia filed a lawsuit at the European Court of Justice on Wednesday against a European Union decision to redistribute 120,000 asylum seekers among member countries, Prime Minister Robert Fico said.
PRAGUE (Reuters) - The policy of quotas for distributing asylum seekers among European Union member states is "politically finished", Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico said on Monday.