AI: Hungary, Poland Among The Worst Offenders

  • 26 Sep 2017 8:48 AM
AI: Hungary, Poland Among The Worst Offenders
Neither Poland nor Hungary has admitted any asylum-seekers, Júlia Iván, director of Amnesty International Hungary told Klubrádió on Monday. She recalled that on Tuesday, September 26 the two-year period for the transfer of asylum-seekers from Greece and Italy will draw to a close.

The overwhelming majority of European countries have also failed to take in their share, Iván said, but Hungary and Poland are among the worst offenders. Both have refused to accept a single asylum seeker from Italy or Greece. Slovakia, which also unsuccessfully challenged the relocation scheme, accepted only 16 of the 902 asylum seekers it was assigned and the Czech Republic accepted only 12 of 2,691.

Iván said that although the ruling handed down by the European Court of Justice on the refugee relocation scheme must be complied with, Hungary would have also received €6,000 in subsidies for each relocated asylum-seeker. She said that would have resulted in Ft 2.4 billion more than their accommodation costs for one year.

Elsewhere in the news Alternative for Germany co-president Jörg Meuthen told reporters yesterday in response to a question about Hungary that no member state should be obliged to admit more refugees than it wishes.

Source: Hungary Around the Clock

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