European leaders have been feeling the weight of the hefty migrant quotas they’ve accepted in recent times. But more may be coming.
Bureaucratic bigwigs now want to raise the level of migrants accepted into Europe — and make the figures an across-the-board European Union mandate.
Look at this, from the Express:
“Eurocrats want to enforce an EU-wide system of migrant quotas, decided centrally in Brussels, under which all member states are forced to take in a share of the 1.6 million asylum seekers on the continent.
“The policy is being pushed by net contributors to the club, like Germany and Sweden, who have also had to bear the brunt for housing the majority of the new arrivals.”
But Eastern Europe leaders are rebelling.
Hungary and Slovakia leaders took their fury to the European Court of Justice this week. But Germany stood strong and warned the court judges not to find in those countries’ favor.
Leaders like Hungary’s Viktor Orban is among those opposing the migrant quota scheme, and he’s warned of the collapse of culture if numbers are not reeled in.
Again, from the Express:
“[Hungary and Slovankia’s] case rests on the argument that the quota system is illegal under European law because member states, and not Brussels, have competence over immigration and security.
Hungarian justice ministry official Krisztian Kecsmar told the court: ‘One of the main arguments is the incorrect legal basis. It is a matter of institutional equilibrium, what role the institutions play in decision-making.’
“However this drew a stinging rebuke from Germany, who lined up alongside France, Sweden, Luxembourg, Belgium, Italy, Greece and the European Commission in opposition.
“The other EU members are arguing that the principle of European solidarity is at stake in the case, and that if the judges rule in Hungary and Slovakia’s favour they could deal a lethal blow to the whole principle of the Union.
“Pointing to eurocrats’ nerves over the issue, German representative Ralf Kanitz told the court: “The answer you will give to this question will have significance that goes way beyond this case.”
“Defeat in the case would leave Europe’s migration policies in total disarray at a time when the bloc is trying to convince voters it has the answers to their concerns in light of Brexit.”