Czech PM wants European Union to withdraw migrants lawsuit

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EC to sue Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary over migrants

The EU took Hungary to the bloc's top court on Thursday over a crackdown on education and foreign-backed civil society groups that critics say targets USA billionaire George Soros.

In 2015, the European Union approved a plan in which all member states - other than Britain, Ireland and Denmark - had to accept a certain number of migrants after more than 500,000 entered the European Union that year.

The European Commission said Hungary and Poland have accepted no asylum seekers, and the Czech Republic has accepted 12 of the 2,000 it was required to take.

The European Commission has announced it will sue the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary in the bloc's top court for their refusal to take in asylum-seekers in line with the EC's mandatory redistribution mechanism.

The EU Commission launched infringement procedures against the three countries in June and twice demanded an explanation for the non-compliance.

The Commission said Thursday that the three "remain in breach of their legal obligations" and "have given no indication that they will contribute to the implementation of the relocation decision".

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He said the quota system had fuelled anti-migrant sentiment and played into the hands of the far right.

European Union nations agreed in September 2015 to relocate 160,000 refugees from Italy and Greece as the countries buckled under the arrival of hundreds of thousands of migrants that year.

"Poland is ready to defend its position in the Court", Szymanski told state news agency PAP.

The organization has also chose to file a lawsuit in the European court of justice against Hungary adopted in this country, the laws on non-governmental organizations and higher education.

The Commission has also made a decision to file a lawsuit in the European court of justice against Hungary adopted in this country, the laws on non-governmental organizations and higher education.

In a separate statement, the commission said that the laws on foreign non-governmental organisations "indirectly discriminate and disproportionately restrict donations from overseas to civil society organisations".

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