The government respects the decision of the court of the European Union, which dismissed the complaint from Slovakia and Hungary regarding the reception of refugees, but the country’s position on the question of the reception of migrants “has not changed”. This was stated by Prime Minister of Slovakia Robert fico, according to the Associated Press.
Fico claims that the 2015 plan for the redistribution of 160 thousand refugees from Greece and Italy for two years was a temporary solution, the effect of which would stop on September 26. Slovak Prime Minister is confident that the EU will not impose sanctions against Slovakia for a position on this issue.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Hungary Peter Siarto stated that his country will accept refugees contrary to the decision of the Court of justice and the plan on allocation of refugees called “outrageous and irresponsible”.
The Minister said that Hungary will continue to challenge the efforts of the EU to force countries to accept migrants.
6 September 2017, the European court rejected the appeal of the governments of Slovakia to Hungary, which demanded to annul the decision of the European Union on the allocation of refugees among member countries of the EU.