The Czech Republic is fighting back against accusations from an EU official that the country isn’t taking in enough refugees.
On Thursday, the Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union Eleanor Sharpston stated in an opinion guiding the European Court of Justice that the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary failed to fulfill their migrant quota obligations after rejecting refugee quotas.
Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš, however, argues that redistribution of refugees was a bad idea from the start and threatens national sovereignty. He further stated that such quotas will never happen in the Czech Republic as long as he is prime minister.
The European Commission sued the Czech Republic, Poland, and Hungary after the three countries refused migrant quotas in January 2018. The representatives of these countries admitted they did not comply with the redistribution quotas. However, they justified their decision under national security grounds.