September 23, 2015 / 9:24 AM / in 3 years

Czech PM says will not challenge EU migrant quotas at court

PRAGUE (Reuters) - The Czech Republic will not challenge the quota system approved by the European Union for distributing migrants among member states, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said on Wednesday.

Czech Republic's Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (L) attends a meeting with South Korea's President Park Geun-hye (not pictured) at the presidential Blue House in Seoul February 26, 2015. REUTERS/Ed Jones/Pool

“Although I don’t like using the quotas, I disagree with them and we voted against them, Europe must not fall apart on the migration crisis,” Sobotka said in a statement.

“Therefore I don’t want to further escalate the tension by (court) charges. You can stretch the rope only to certain point, then it parts.”

Reporting by Robert Muller; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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