The EU's top court has ruled that eastern European countries must accept refugees. Hungary and Slovakia had challenged an agreement to redistribute migrants among all EU members — and ended up on the wrong side of the law. Here are some reactions.
Vehemently opposed to migration, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban refuses to adhere to an EU refugee allocation scheme. He shouldn't be allowed to get away with it, says DW's Bernd Riegert.
In an interview with the German daily Bild, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban defended his country's refusal of an EU-wide refugee resettlement quota, saying that he believed refugees are "Muslim invaders."
Germany's government is concerned that proposed changes to EU asylum rules will force it to take in significantly more refugees in the future, according to Der Spiegel. The reforms would also void any caps on refugees.
The European Commission is suing eastern member states for failing to fulfill their legal obligations in accepting a share of asylum seekers. The defendants claim that the EU is interfering with their sovereignty.
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