About time someone gave these tyrants the stiff arm….
Czech minister refuses EU migrant quota
The Czech Republic will accept only the 12 migrants it has already taken under the EU quota scheme, even if that means facing sanctions, the nation’s interior minister declared.
Published: April 17, 2017, 10:59 am
PRAGUE“Ongoing security checks show that the country can no longer accept anyone else”, said Milan Chovanec.
His country has so far received only 12 of the 1 600 migrants it has been ordered to take in under the terms of the EU quota deal brokered by German chancellor Angela Merkel.
Vetting so-called refugees is “complicated”, the minister noted, because migrants “have not even been willing to remain in place [in Greek and Italian camps] while security checks take place”. The EU wants to move some 160 000 migrants from Italy and Greece into other EU nations.
“We check thoroughly and in detail during the process, which takes between several weeks and more than two months.
“But these people [migrants] were not prepared to remain in place while being vetted. Because of that, we haven’t given them security clearance.”
Confirming that the country “has no further plans to adopt more migrants”, Chovanec acknowledged that repeated threats from Brussels to punish states which refuse migrants from the third world, would eventually result in fines.
“The Czech Republic does not plan to adopt more migrants”, he said, but that would lead to fines “perhaps in the range of several million Euros”.
“It is then up to the government to assess if it’s worth paying the penalty or not. In my opinion – yes. You cannot let people here without running all the checks.”