The Prime Minister of the Czech Republic rejects the mandatory quotas for the redistribution of refugees proposed by the European Commission. He’s right.
The Czech Republic was the last country to reluctantly join the EU. It was tough tough to stand alone. But now the EU plans a $290K per person fine for countries refusing “fair share” of refugees. Looking back now, which was the tougher choice/
As Norway offers cash for refugees to leave, announcing that they won’t be accepting any more refugees from the EU, and Switzerland prepares its military to close down borders, the EU has seemingly had enough of every country acting as if it has any type of sovereignty left. The European Commission has announced that it is going to pull rank on everyone, and in Obama-like fashion, will be fining countries for not taking their fair share of refugees. (Zero Hedge)
The European Commission plans fines of $290,000 per person on countries refusing to take in their fair share of refugees.
Borders are good. National sovereignty is good. The abdication of national sovereignty leads to dictatorship as we are seeing with the EU. “If the whole world became a dictatorship, then all one can do is form a conspiracy — which would probably be discovered in five minutes — and die that way rather than commit suicide. That would be one’s only choice,” Ayn Rand
Europeans are keeping the EU in power through their passivity.
“Prime Minister Sobotka rejects latest refugee quotas,” ČTK | 5 May 2016
Prague, May 4 (CTK) – The Czech Republic rejects the mandatory quotas for the redistribution of refugees proposed by the European Commission again as they divide Europe and make no sense, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, CSSD) told journalists on Wednesday.
Sobotka reacted to the proposed reform of the EU asylum system published by the European Commission on Wednesday.
It revives the mechanism of refugee redistribution among EU countries according to quotas.
Earlier on Wednesday, the quotas were also rejected by foreign ministers of the Visegrad Four (V4), which is comprised of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia.
Sobotka said it was a good thing that the EC has proposed that the asylum applications be handled by the first countries the refugees enter.
“Each country is responsible for the protection of its border and for the implementation of the asylum proceedings,” Sobotka said.
“The existing asylum system of the EU and the Schengen area are based on these basic rules. This is why the principles must be observed and enforced,” he added in a press release.
However, he strongly rejected the use of a mandatory system for the redistribution of migrants.
The idea of mandatory quotas is wrong and it has several times divided Europe, Sobotka said.
“The Czech Republic has been stressing for long that the mandatory quotas do not make sense and do not contribute to the solution to the refugee crisis. The past year showed we were right,” he added.
The talks on a reform of the EU asylum system should continue. The Czech Republic is against the option of paying for the exemption from the duty to accept migrants compulsorily, Sobotka said.
According to the EC proposal, the valid rule under which the asylum application is proceeded by the first EU country the applicant enters is completed with a crisis mechanism of redistribution to other EU countries. It would be automatically applied if the number of applicants were too high in a member country. The countries which would not want to abide by the new rule could pay 250,000 euros per rejected applicant.