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Decision on lawsuit against quotas by year's end

THE LAWSUIT filed by Slovakia regarding refugee relocation quotas among EU-member states will be decided on by the end of the year, said European Court of Justice President Koen Lenaerts during his visit to the Slovak Supreme Court.

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“Certainly, it’s not a matter of years, but of months,” Lenaerts said when questioned about the time scale, as quoted by the TASR newswire. “It could be up to 12 months.”

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The suit was registered at a court in Luxembourg on December 3. It is currently in the writing process during which member states are able to comment on the case. Lenaerts added.

“Each member state has a right to comment in its own language, which means that these statements have to be translated, which also takes some time, but I hope that the decision will be made by the end of 2016 or at the beginning of 2017 at the latest,” he continued, as quoted by TASR.

Slovakia asserts that the European Court of Justice should declare invalid the decision of the Council of the European Union to relocate refugees from Italy and Greece to other EU countries based on quotas. Slovakia also demands that the council should pay the court costs.

The interior ministers of Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania voted against the quotas, while Finland abstained. Hungary also filed a lawsuit regarding the matter later.

Lenaerts was hosted by Slovak Supreme Court Chair Daniela Švecová, TASR wrote.

Topic: Migration crisis


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