It’s happening! Hungary and Slovakia are taking the European Union to court over refugees; specifically, the EU’s refugee distribution scheme.
With the weather now warming, European leaders are expecting the ongoing migrant crisis to intensify with numbers peaking last year’s summer averages wherein Greece and Italy were seeing some 3,000 migrants per day.
So, the EU Council came up with a quota plan to “distribute” hundreds of thousands of refugees across Europe to lighten the burden on Italy and Greece.
But there’s only one issue: the EU’s plan won’t work if individual countries don’t accept them. To date, countries refusing to take in their so-called ‘fair share’ of refugees include Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic.
So now, the EU is behind schedule with less than 18% of the hundred thousand migrants relocated under the quota system— two years after it was put in place.
But now EU globalists, emboldened by President Macron’s win in France, are putting pressure on the smaller, central and eastern European states to accept more migrants or else face future economic sanctions. So Hungary and Slovakia are taking one for the team by taking the EU to court!
This week, both countries addressed the European Court of Justice, where they argued that the “four freedoms” of the European project — the free movement of goods, capital, services and people — can only be ensured if the outer borders are protected.
The ECJ’s ruling is expected in the fall of this year so, in anticipation of the decision, I thought we’d play a little game of ‘merits of the case’ and see if the central European nations stand a chance...