Romanian president: ‘The EU might force us into accepting more migrants’

The European Commission might twist Romania’s arm and make it accept more migrants that it is willing to take in. And that was the worse case scenario discussed on September 17 at a meeting of the National Defence Council (CSAT). Romanian president Klaus Iohannis said that the Council analysed the options, but no decision has been taken.

“It’s possible that a EU procedure, due to be put into application next week, might force us to accept more refugees than we’ve offered to take. It’s an scenario we’re not looking forward to, one that, in my opinion, does not do anything to solve the refugees’ problem. Still, at least in theory, this is a possible scenario, therefore we discussed what might happen in this context,” Iohannis told a news conference after the CSAT meeting.

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