The Czech Republic has resolutely rejected the EU’s plan to redistribute migrants amongst member states. SPD politician Radovan Vicha even said that “the EU is committing suicide and forcing us to join it”.
On Wednesday, the Czech Chamber of Deputies asked their parliament to vote on the EU’s plans to force member states to accept a certain number of migrants.
The chamber’s opposition against the EU’s migrant quota proposal and its related financial sanctions, was supported by 163 of the 165 deputies that were present.
At the moment there are presidential elections in the Czech Republic. Anti-immigrant candidate Milos Zeman is facing strong opposition as shown by his inability to win an outright majority in the first round.
A run-off against Jiri Drahos will happen on Januari 26th-27th and a lot of former presidential candidates have already endorsed his candidacy. Drahos is considered a more mainstream candidate who could move the country closer to the EU and its policies.
Source : https://voiceofeurope.com