"We Won't Yield to Blackmail"

Infringement procedures launched

MH – 2017.06.14. 08:31 –

The Hungarian, the Czech and the Polish government denounced the European Commission's decision to launch infringement procedures after the three member states refused to take part in the relocation scheme.

The European Commission launches infringement procedures against Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic, Commissioner Dimitris Avramapulous announced on Tuesday."The move shows the frustration in Brussels over the slow response to the scheme, which aimed to relocate 160,000 migrants from frontline migrant crisis states Italy and Greece but which has so far seen only 20,000 moved", AFP reported.

"The Hungarian Government considers it blackmail and un-European behaviour that the European Commission intends to institute infringement proceedings against the Member States which are not prepared to implement the quota decision on the mandatory resettlement of illegal immigrants", Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó stated in Parliament earlier today, stressing: the Cabinet is not going to yield to blackmail.