Hungary’s prime minister says his country will not change its stance on immigration. Viktor Orban’s comments come after the EU’s top court dismissed a challenge by Hungary and Slovakia against migrant quotas.
“We must take note of the ruling as we cannot erode the foundation of the EU — and respect of law is the foundation of the EU — but at the same time this court ruling is no reason to change our policy which rejects migration,” Orban told state radio.
Responding to a letter by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Orban said that creating a link between immigration and EU cohesion funsing was against the EU’s rules, and was “immoral.”
“Hungary is not an immigrant country and does not want to become one” – PM #Orban ‘s letter to JunckerEU https://t.co/QW9jY6VtVi pic.twitter.com/7GGpkPnu7e
— Zoltan Kovacs (zoltanspox) September 7, 2017Orban: We take notice of the EU Court decision but it’s no reason to change our migration policy. #Hungary #180perc pic.twitter.com/drnVAoU2l2— Mariann Őry (@otmarianna) September 8, 2017The problem with Orban’s letter is that- despite his populism- he makes some valid points. One of them is this one, which is often forgotten pic.twitter.com/0J7MVGBqd0— diego velazquez (@diego_bxl) September 8, 2017