Officials in Brussels have argued that the scheme is legally binding on member states, including those that voted against the quotas like Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Romania. "Now let's supersede the old Dublin rules".
Under worldwide and European law, countries are required to grant asylum to people fleeing war or persecution but not those classed as economic migrants, the EU designation for most sub-Saharan Africans.
Human rights group Amnesty International is welcoming a ruling by the European Court of Justice against Hungary and Slovakia on the relocation of asylum-seekers, saying they have been trying to turn their countries into "refugee-free zones". "Solidarity can not be a la carte", Avramopoulos said, referring to a recent request by Budapest to the European Union commission to finance its border fence.
Some 54,000 are now due to be taken from camps in Turkey, which lowers the total figure to be relocated from Greece and Italy.
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said he expects all European Union countries to implement the decision "without further hesitation".
Slovakia said that it accepted the top court decision but it was still against the refugee scheme.
Robert Fico told reporters on Wednesday "we fully respect the verdict of the European Court of Justice".
Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said "politics has raped European law and values" in response to Wednesday's ruling. That entailed closer "relationships with key third countries like Niger and Libya, or simply providing cash to encourage governments to limit flows", she said, referring to funding for programs like job creation and for security measures to keep migrants from attempting the hazardous trip to Europe.
European Home Affairs Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos had said he regretted how certain member states "continue to show no solidarity and to ignore our repeated calls to participate in this common effort".
The ECJ claims that the European Union is entitled to making such exceptions in the legislative process, saying that the quotas help relieve the considerable pressure on the asylum systems of Italy and Greece.
Back in June, dismayed over the failure of some member states to accept asylum-seekers, the European Commission made a decision to send letters of formal notice to Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic, which are the first step toward opening cases against the countries for not living up to their legal obligations.
Microsoft stops selling the original Xbox One
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Texas Rangers Refusing To Switch Series With Houston Astros
But that would have left Rangers' ticket holders for those games barely 24 hours to make arrangements to attend games this week. The Wednesday game will have a national ESPN audience, bringing more attention to the bad tragedy still unfolding in Houston.
Tropical Storm Watch: Heavy Rain & Wind Heading to NC Coast
Tropics remain active as we're continuing to watch Tropical Storm Harvey as well as a second area of interest closer to home. Late Sunday afternoon, the National Hurricane Center issued a tropical storm watch for Georgetown and Horry counties in SC .
Turkish guards indicted in U.S. over attack on protesters
In May a violent brawl broke out in front of the Turkish Embassy when security officials set upon a small group of protesters. All 19 were charged with conspiracy to commit a crime of violence, a felony punishable by a maximum of 15 years in prison .
Missouri protesters urge peace during Trump stop
There's "animosity" between Republican leaders and their members, and between House and Senate Republicans, she said. "I hope so. Wednesday's speech is to focus on tax reform, according to the White House, and will viewed primarily by credentialed media.
Guardsmen to Help with Harvey
The soldiers will mostly work search-and-rescue missions, spokesman Lt. It is sending troops and helicopters to southeast Texas. The National Guard has no time to rest.
Zuma arrives in China for Brics summit
Modi's visit was announced a day after India and China agreed to disengage their troops from the Doklam plateau in Bhutan. Coincidentally, Myanmar was also the first country that Modi had visited after carrying out his first reshuffle.