2017-09-13 14:07:52 UTC
Viktor Orbán: We are not happy with how the EU works
ANGELA Merkel has threatened Hungary with expulsion form the EU over its
refusal to adhere to Brussels' refugee allocation scheme.
The German Chancellor, who has faced criticism over her own open door policy
on asylum seekers, said the country's refusal to comply with a European
Court of Justice ruling risked Budapest’s continued membership of the bloc.
Speaking to Berliner Zeitung on Tuesday, Ms Merkel said it was
"unacceptable" of Budapest to reject the ECJ's dismissal of its legal
challenge against the EU scheme.
Hungary and Slovakia had tried to overturn the union's 2015 plan to relocate
more than 160,000 asylum seekers from Italy and Greece across all 28 member
But the case was dismissed by ECJ judges on Wednesday, who ruled that the
allocations were "proportionate" and upheld the EU's initial plans