The European Union recorded an important victory in its strategy to curb the refugee crisis. A top court has just defended one of its core solutions. All members of the EU received their own refugee quota in order to disperse the efforts of sheltering those who had to run away from home. Judges endorsed this strategy and didn’t allow several Eastern states to abort this mission.
The European Union Received Negative Criticism for Imposing a Joint Solution of Assigning a Refugee Quota to Each Nation
The Court of Justice rejected claims coming from Slovakia and Hungary to annul their obligations to house a certain quota of emigrants. The reasoning behind this ruling was that this program was one of the main pillars that support the solution for a global emergency.
The refugee crisis had its largest impact on Europe two years ago through the biggest ever recorded wave of emigrants. Therefore, the contribution of each European nation is critical in responding to this overwhelming inflow of refugees.
The European Union generated a lot of interior tensions the moment it requested a joint effort. This move would support more than one million people who have come to this continent over the last two years. Rights advocates criticized this decision as it yielded numerous side effects for the EU members, including resource depletion and political conflicts.
Most European Countries Haven’t Respected Their Obligations Regarding the Refugee Crisis
While the EU won an important victory through this recent ruling, the joint program doesn’t seem to have much of an effect. There are only a few countries that have actually reached their refugee quota in the last two years. However, the majority of them navigated the refugee crisis by adopting a passive diplomacy.
The European Union had to step in and consider the massive wave of immigrants as a real emergency the moment Africa and the Middle East couldn’t harbor any more displaced groups. The 2015 program was instated with the aim to relocate immigrants throughout the entire continent. However, only one-third of the 100,000 vacant places for them have actually been filled.
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