Ska Keller, Chairwoman of the Greens in the European Union Parliament, is demanding resettlements of entire Syrian villages and towns in Europe. According to her, refugees are reluctant to settle in countries where there is not a large amount of refugees from their own countries already. In Eastern European countries like Poland and Hungary, taking and placing entire Syrian communities could be the “solution” needed to have refugees settle down. She stated: “People like to go where their countrymen are already living, it makes the integration and assimilation process easier.”
In response to the refusal of Eastern European countries to take in large numbers of refugees, Keller claims they're in violation of European Union laws and rights and need to be forced, if needed. The European Commission is currently undergoing treaty violation proceedings against Hungary, Poland, and the Czech Republic for their refusal to take in hundreds of thousands of refugees.
Immigration and Asylum Lobbyists Also Demand Unlimited Admission of All Refugees
One day before Keller's demands, refugee organizations also demanded the admission of asylum seekers and refugees in Europe to be unlimited, claiming: “The admission, not the refusal, of refugees strengthens the European integration process.” Several organizations, like PRO ASYL, signed a joint letter where they called for an end to Europe's separation from other countries, demanding an open Europe with unrestricted refugee admissions instead.
They also wanted an expansion of the Mediterranean Sea rescue efforts, with government support, even for volunteer or commercial rescue organizations; elaborate campaigns to improve resettling processes, as well as family reunification with the later arrival of family members.