France has turned away over 3,400 refugees since Paris attacks
The European Union interior ministers, however, in September imposed a resettling plan that distributes refugees entering the EU among the member countries.
France’s northern neighbor, Germany, has threatened to take legal action against any EU state that refuses to accept the refugees.
“If it cannot be done otherwise, things will be resolved through the appropriate legal channels,” German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Sunday. “Europe is a community of law.”
According to figures released by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), 933,776 refugees have reached Europe’s shores so far this year, while more than 3,619 people have died in their perilous journey to the continent.