The European Commission has announced that it will start infringement proceedings against Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic in response to their boycotting of the relocation of refugees from Greece and Italy to other Member States. Greens/EFA co-president Ska Keller responds.
Member States must finally implement the relocation of 160,000 refugees from Greece and Italy. Those Member States that continue to boycott relocation cannot be allowed to get away with their refusal to show solidarity. The Commission must initiate infringement procedures against them.
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The MEP – a member of the EFA Group in the Europea...
Plenary speech by Greens/EFA Co-President Ska Keller
There is far too little progress on the relocation of refugees from Greece and Italy to other Member States. Member States must make relocation happen. It is an important instrument of solidarity and responsibility sharing.