Friday, November 11, 2016

Hungary Prime Minister to Continue Struggle on Migrant Quota System at EU Level

Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban said he could not count on the Hungarian opposition parties to amend the constitution in attempts to ban forced settlement of refugees, but would "continue the struggle" at the EU level, media reported on Friday.

According to Hungary Today, Orban said in the interview with the Kossuth Radio that he would further pursue the issue of immigration at the EU level, calling Brussels a "battleground" for settling the issue.

Orban added that he would not reintroduce proposal on changing the constitution, as even the far-right nationalist Jobbik party "switched over to the side of Brussels," referring to its recent boycotting of the vote on amendment.

Europe has been trying to cope with a massive refugee crisis, with hundreds of thousands of undocumented migrants fleeing crisis-torn countries in the Middle East and North Africa, including from Syria, to escape violence and poverty.

The European Union adopted a quota system last September that envisages the relocation of 160,000 asylum seekers across the bloc within two years.

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