The EU continues to set itself up for a paring down of the number countries that will remain at the heart of it. Whether this is one of the ways that it will happen, remains to be seen — but even so, it will happen.
EU mulling legal cases against Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic over their refusal to take in Muslim asylum-seekers.
The European Commission would agree at a regular meeting to send so-called letters of formal notice to the three countries, the first step in the so-called “infringement procedures” the Commission can open against EU states for failing to meet their legal obligations.
Poland and Hungary have vowed not to budge.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Viktor Orban told parliament on Monday, “We will not give in to blackmail from Brussels and we reject the mandatory relocation quota.”