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EU Sanctions Hungary, Czechs, Poland Over Migrants

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The European Commission today launched legal action against three Eastern European countries to retaliate over their refusal to follow orders from Brussels to admit over 160,000 Islamic migrants from Middle Eastern and North African countries per the EU resettlement plan. The three former Soviet satellites have said they would rather face financial penalties than face the loss of life that comes with destroying one’s own culture and admitting the inevitable jihadis that come with Muslim refugees and migrants.

“I regret to say that despite our repeated calls, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland have not yet taken the necessary action,” EU Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos told a news conference.

“For this reason the (European) Commission has decided to launch infringement procedures against these three member states,” he said at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, reports AFP.

The EU’s primary goal was to relieve pressure on Italy and Greece and force the acceptance of migrants currently in those countries.

Poland’s Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski hit out at the “illegal decision”, insisting that most of those being relocated were migrants who should be sent home and not refugees needing international protection, reported AFP. Hungaries foreign minister said his country “not give in to blackmail.” Poland’s Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski hit out at the “illegal decision.”

“Europe is not only about requesting funds or ensuring security,” said Greece’s European commissioner Avramopoulos. “Europe is also about sharing difficult moments and challenges and common dramas.”

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