Czech PM rejects refugee quotas, again

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Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis arrives on the second day of the European Council meeting in Brussels, Belgium, 15 December 2017.

Czech PM rejects refugee quotas, again


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In Brussels for the European Union summit held on December 14, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis once again rejected the quotas for the redistribution of migrants by accepting some refugees.

According to Babis, it’s a matter of principle. And, he wants to discuss issue with President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker.

As reported by The Prague Daily Monitor, the court can impose a one-off high fine on the countries in question.

In related news, the findings of the latest poll by CVVM public opinion research centre shows four-fifths of Czechs said their country should not fulfilling the EU quotas for accepting asylum seekers.

While 55% of the respondents said a definite no to the quotas, 25% tended to reject them and 11% supported them.

The poll corresponds to a view of the public on the acceptance of migrants from Muslim countries even if facing the situation of the country losing the EU funds due to it. The latter threat does not impact the public opinion, CVVM wrote.

In fact, most Czechs said they consider refugees a major security threat for Europe (88% of respondents), the world (78%) and their country (76%).

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