The EU's top court has ruled that eastern European countries must take their fair share of asylum seekers. Hungary and Slovakia had challenged an agreement to redistribute 120, 000 people amongst EU members. Hungary calls the ruling 'outrageous.'
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.
The "real battle" over relocating migrants is just the beginning, Hungarian Prime Minister Orban said after the European Court of Justice backed Brussel's refugee quotas. His government will continue to reject migrants.
Within the EU, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia form a regional body of their own: the Visegrad Group, or V4. The countries differ on many issues, but they have embraced similar migration policies.
Refugees continue to cross the Balkan route into Europe that the EU-Turkey deal was meant to cut off. Smugglers show the way. Marianna Karakoulaki and Dimitris Tosidis report from Chios, Thessaloniki, Belgrade and Sid.
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