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EU steps up legal procedure against Hungary for criminalising support for migrants

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission said on Thursday it was intensifying its legal procedure against Hungary over Budapest's criminalising of support for migrants, moving the case closer to a possible ruling by the European Court of Justice.

"The European Commission has today decided to send a reasoned opinion to Hungary concerning legislation that criminalises activities that support asylum and residence applications and further restricts the right to request asylum," the EU executive said in a statement.

(Reporting by Robin Emmott)

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