Showing posts with label quotas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label quotas. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

EU Commission Abandons Refugee Quotas in Bid to Appease Eastern States

EU Commission Abandons Refugee Quotas in Bid to Appease Eastern States

EU Commissioner Ylva Johansson said the body's view of those trafficked across the Mediterranean had changed from refugees to illegal immigrants, She said two-thirds of arrivals were expected to have their asylum claims rejected and be deported.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Austria’s Kurz backs 4 Visegrad nations on migrant quotas

Austria’s Kurz backs 4 Visegrad nations on migrant quotas
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has said he agreed with the Visegrad group countries that a quota system for migrants was unworkable and on the need to strengthen external borders, AP reported.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Avramopoulos: le refus de quotas de réfugiés dans l'UE est "inacceptable"

 pays de l'Est
Il est "inacceptable" que des pays de l'UE se refusent à participer à l'accueil de demandeurs d'asile pour soulager d'autres Etats membres comme la Grèce ou l'Italie, a déclaré le commissaire européen chargé des questions migratoires Dimitris Avramopoulos dans un entretien avec l'AFP.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

EU launches infringement procedures against Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic over migration

The European Union (EU) on Tuesday decided to launch infringement procedures against Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic over refugee sharing, after the bloc's repeated warning fell on deaf ears.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Czech Republic should refuse to accept refugees under EU quotas : minister

The Czech Republic should no longer accept its share of refugees under quotas agreed by the European Union, even under the threat of financial penalties, the country’s interior minister Milan Chovanec has said in an interview with the Pravo newspaper.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Hungary Prime Minister to Continue Struggle on Migrant Quota System at EU Level

Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban said he could not count on the Hungarian opposition parties to amend the constitution in attempts to ban forced settlement of refugees, but would "continue the struggle" at the EU level, media reported on Friday.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Hungary's EU Refugee Quota Referendum Fails Because of Low Turnout

The Hungarian referendum on the EU migrant resettlement quota failed Sunday due to the turnout of 45 percent with the required minimum of 50 percent, Vice President of ruling party Fidesz, Gergely Gulyas, said.

Hungarian PM calls for high turnout, "no" vote, in Sunday's referendum

With one day to go before a government-sponsored anti-migrant referendum in Hungary, Prime Minister Viktor Orban wrote a lengthy article appearing in Saturday's conservative daily Magyar Idok.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Hungarians set to reject EU refugee quota plan in a referendum

Hungarians are poised to reject the EU's troubled refugee quota plan in a referendum on Sunday, potentially further boosting the European clout of fiercely anti-migrant Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

EU refugee relocation scheme unlikely to complete as planned

The European Union (EU) looks unlikely to be able to complete its plan to relocate 160,000 refugees from Greece and Italy by September 2017, as figures released on Wednesday show that only 5,651 refugees have been relocated by far.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Friday, August 26, 2016

Hungary vows to build a second fence to protect its borders from migrants

The Hungarian prime minister said Friday that his country is to build a stronger fence along its southern frontier in the event that the migration pact between Turkey and the European Union fails.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Eastern Europe Unites in Struggle Against EU’s Migration Policies

The leaders of Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia are set to discuss the "growing pressure from Brussels" over notorious migrant quotas at the upcoming Rhodes Forum as EU leadership threatens member states reluctant to accept refugees from the Middle East with economic sanctions.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Residents of the richest villages of Europe refused to take 10 refugees and paid 260,000 euros

Swiss village of Oberwil-Lily, one of the richest and most prosperous settlements in Europe, where 2,200 people from the population of 300 millionaires, refused to take ten refugees in accordance with established EU quota, preferring instead to pay a fine in the amount of 263.000 euros.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Poland currently unable to accept refugees

Polish government spokesman Rafal Bochenek announced on Wednesday that the country is currently not able to accept any refugees, following the recent deadly terror attacks in Brussels.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Hungary referendum on migrant quota plan

HUNGARY will hold a referendum on EU plans for a system of mandatory quotas, an initiative that Hungary’s government has rejected, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Hungary appeals EU mandatory quota system

Hungary on Thursday submitted to the European Court its appeal against the EU mandatory quota system to distribute migrants across the bloc, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Attitude of some E. Europe nations on migration 'scandalous' (Laurent Fabius)

The attitude of a number of eastern European countries towards the migrant crisis facing the EU is "scandalous," French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Sunday, pointing in particular to an anti-migrant barrier in Hungary.

Five million of our brothers: It is Turks who will shape Europe's future

Europe's future depends on the Turks who live there, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a large public rally on Thursday.