Hungary doesn't take part in the dissemination of refugees program

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

It is certain that Hungary doesn't participate in the mandatory quota program, but other central and eastern European countries show some willingness to cooperate said the President of the European Parliament (EP) Martin Schulz on Sunday to ZDF German national public television.

The German politician said Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán "clearly indicated to go his own way." In all political issues he very closely aligns himself with Russian President Vladimir Putin said the president of the European Parliament.

Schulz pointed out that contrary to Hungary, other countries in the region show willingness to accommodate some refugees on the voluntary basis; if we manage to implement an earlier decision to distribute 160 thousand refugees among member states some of the central and eastern European countries may participate in the program according their economic capabilities.

Portugal also indicated its willingness to cooperate and Spain's position is changing as well said Schulz. He added that new member states can be convinced to settle some refugees. There is still a chance that the quota system can be adopted at the EU-Turkey summit to be held on March 6.

The idea is that the EU, in cooperation with Turkey will secure the Greek-Turkish border, thus reducing illegal migration to the European Union; in return the EU admits (millions of) refugees to relieve the migration pressure on Turkey.

(MTI –


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