Austria’s new chancellor says he will follow eastern European countries’ example & reject EU migrant quotas

Austria’s incoming chancellor has said he will reject the European Union’s compulsory migrant quota when he takes charge of the country next week.

Sebastian Kurz, 31, has joined leaders from Eastern and Central Europe in pushing back against the scheme, which was designed to help Italy and Greece deal with hundreds of thousands of new arrivals.

EU president Donald Tusk has also spoken out against the quotas, but Germany – the bloc’s most influential country – has backed it.