The Czech Republic is better off risking sanctions than accepting migrants under the EU’s quota scheme, interior minister Milan Chovanec has said.
The Czech Republic is also taking a stand against forced immmigration / resettlement of migrants:
The Czech Republic is not prepared to accept any more than the 12 migrants it has already taken under the quota scheme set up by the European Union (EU) even if that means facing sanctions, the nation’s interior minister has said…
Vetting so-called refugees is “complicated”, the minister explained, adding that migrants “have not even been willing to remain in place [in Greek and Italian camps, while security checks take place”.
“We check thoroughly and in detail during the process, which takes between several weeks and more than two months.
“But these people [that the Czech Republic have been told to take in as refugees] were not prepared to remain in place while being vetted. Because of that, we haven’t given them security clearance.”
In this, the Czech Republic joins Poland and Hungary, which are also refusing to take more migrants, as mandated by the EU:
Italy, along with Germany, Sweden, Austria, and France have been vocal in demanding the EU cut subsidies to Hungary and Poland for their refusal to welcome migrants.
But Reuters reported that, worried about rising Euroskepticism, officials in Brussels are split on whether to open legal proceedings against Hungary and Poland.
As I have said previously, Eastern Europe may yet prove the bulwark of Western civilization. The Winged Hussars ride again!