Mihok: Charges for Disrespecting Migrant Quotas Are Ridiculous

Slovak Trade and Industry Chamber Director Peter Mihok (stock photo by TASR)

Bratislava, May 5 (TASR) – The latest proposal sponsored by the European Commission that would oblige countries to make financial payments if they refuse to accept migrant quotas is an absurd move, said Slovak Trade and Industry Chamber (SOPK) director Peter Mihok on Thursday.

“Brussels is simply showcasing its lack of power as well as its lack of vision in terms of further development to the benefit of EU citizens,” stated Mihok.

Such financial payments should be unambiguously rejected as an irresponsible path that would lead to the disintegration of Europe, he added.

The Commission on Wednesday announced its plans to introduce fundamental changes in the European asylum system in order to alleviate the pressure that migrants put on certain countries. According to the plans, EU-member states that reject the mechanism for migrant resettlement would be obliged to pay another country €250,000 per migrant to accommodate them.