Slovakia to challenge refugee quota in court

With EU plans to distribute 120,000 refugees, with Slovakia now contesting quota amount in court.

Slovakia to challenge refugee quota in court

World Bulletin / News Desk

Slovakia will go to court to challenge quotas for distributing asylum-seekers approved by European Union interior ministers, Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico said on Wednesday.

"We will go in two directions: first one, we will file a charge at the court in Luxembourg... secondly, we will not implement the (decision) of the interior ministers," Fico told reporters.

Earlier on Tuesday, the EU interior ministers had approved a relocation plan on distributing 120,000 refugees among member states. The Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, and Hungary, voted against it, while Finland abstained.

Under the plan, refugees will be relocated from Italy, Greece, and Hungary to other countries in the EU.



Güncelleme Tarihi: 23 Eylül 2015, 13:57