Brussels has already mulled over cuts to funding
Poland receives €9.5billion (£8.2billion) from the Brussels bloc every year — making it the EU’s highest recipient of funding.
Yet the country has not accepted a single refugee since 2015, despite being asked to take in more than 6,000 as part of a relocation scheme.
While the Czech Republic, which ranks second in the highest amount of funding received, has accepted just 12 – also falling well short of its 2,679 target.
Now EU leaders have called for countries who “shirk” their responsibilities on migration to have their share of the budget cut.
Hungary is even building a second border wall to keep migrants out
The EU has imposed strict migrant quotas on member states
Austrian chancellor Christian Kern claimed such states “should not receive payments worth billions from Brussels” until the quotas are met.
He said: “The EU funds have to be distributed more fairly among the members of the European Union.”
Mr Kern also said the very same countries that have failed to meet their targets still expected support on issues of economic development, security or sanctions against Russia.
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The EU funds have to be distributed more fairly among the members of the European Union
Austrian chancellor Christian Kern
But he added they “don’t want to hear anything about solidarity” when it comes to migration.
The chancellor said: “Selective solidarity should result in selective payments.”
But he insisted his comments were not meant as a threat, as he warned Brexit could leave a huge gap in the EU budget that would need to be plugged.
Christian Kern claims his comments are not a threat
Austria is one of the bloc’s biggest net contributors along with Germany, France and the UK — paying in around €850million (£737million) every year.
While countries like Poland, the Czech Republic, Romania and Hungary give back the least, they are also taking the most cash and support from the 28-member union.
Matteo Renzi issued an ultimatum of his own
This is not the first time a European leader has called for countries who fail to take their "fair share" of migrants to suffer strict funding cuts.
Last October, former Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi issued an ultimatum to rebel countries to pull their weight or pay the price with a drastic funding cut.
He warned: "The positive aspects of belonging to the EU must be balanced by the duties that come with membership."
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