Brussels, October 18 - The European Commission will act against countries who have so far resisted attempts to get them to accept migrants by way of relocation quotas, European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini said Tuesday. "Rules are rules, in all the different fields," she said when asked about the issue. "In this case," she added, "they are not only rules which the Commission has proposed but also ones which the very member States have themselves adopted". Therefore, she said, "consistency" was required by all EU members. Mogherini went on to voice the hope that the success of EU foreign policy over migration issues "may be mirrored also in the internal side of migration policies". The high representative noted that, in this area, Migration and Internal Affairs Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos and Commission First Vice President Frans Timmermans were in charge of enacting policy.
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