Politicians criticize EC’s decision to sue Czech Republic

07-12-2017

Czech politicians across the political spectrum have criticized the European Commission’s decision to take the country to court over migrants.

The newly appointed Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš said he would try to negotiate the lawsuit’s withdrawal with EC representatives at the EU summit in Brussels next week. He said migrant quotas were not the right solution for Europe and only boosted extremist parties on the Continent.

The head of the right-wing Civic Democrats Petr Fiala said that the quotas were a bad decision and taking the Czech Republic to court was even worse. He said such moves only undermined the trust of the public in EU institutions.

The president’s spokesman reiterated the president’s view that mandatory migrant quotas “interfered in the Czech Republic’s internal affairs.”