EC to sue Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary over migrants

The European Commission has announced it will sue the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary in the bloc's top court for their refusal to take in asylum-seekers in line with the EC’s mandatory redistribution mechanism. The issue has caused a rift between those reluctant to take in refugees and other European governments who accuse them of a lack of solidarity.

The EC’s deputy chair Frans Timmermans said a change of attitude on the part of these countries’ governments could still resolve the situation out of court.