Hungary 'will not change immigration policies' - PM Orban
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</a> <a href="https://t.co/QW9jY6VtVi">https://t.co/QW9jY6VtVi</a> <a href="https://t.co/7GGpkPnu7e">pic.twitter.com/7GGpkPnu7e</a></p>— Zoltan Kovacs (zoltanspox) September 7, 2017
— Mariann Őry (@otmarianna) September 8, 2017
The 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