Slovakia filed lawsuit against quotas

SLOVAKIA filed a lawsuit against the Council of the European Union concerning the adoption of mandatory refugee quotas on December 2.

Prime Minister Robert FicoPrime Minister Robert Fico (Source: Sme)

It asks the Court of Justice in Luxembourg to declare the introduction of temporary measures in the field of international protection in favour of Italy and Greece invalid, the TASR newswire reported.

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The mandatory quota system was adopted by EU interior ministers on September 22. According to the plan, the countries should redistribute 120,000 people who obviously need international protection. Slovakia should take 802 refugees immediately, and another 656 in case of need.

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Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania voted against the adoption, while Finland abstained from the vote.

 

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