Opposition to Refugee Quotas Softens in Europe’s Old Communist Bloc

September 23, 2015 6:49 PM

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Opposition to Refugee Quotas Softens in Europe’s Old Communist Bloc

WARSAW — When asking European Union members to accept a set quota of refugees was first proposed in May, nearly all of the former communist states of Central and Eastern Europe came out strongly against the idea as an attack on their sovereignty.

But by Wednesday, despite continued heated rhetoric from across a region that has long exhibited an anti-immigrant strain, the band of resistance had shrunk considerably.

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