Viktor Orban

EU court rejects Hungary-Slovakia appeal of refugee quotas

The European Union's top court on Wednesday rejected legal action by Hungary and Slovakia seeking to avoid accepting refugees under an EU-wide plan, a decision seen as a victory for those countries bearing the greatest burden of Europe's migrant influx.

In a long-awaited test case, the European Court of Justice said it had "dismissed in its entirety the actions brought by Slovakia and Hungary."

Hungary branded the ruling "outrageous and irresponsible," while Slovakia said it would accept the verdict even if it still opposes legally-binding EU refugee quotas.

Human rights group Amnesty International welcomed the ruling, saying Hungary and Slovakia...

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