Hungarian government to launch a nationwide survey on migration

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Hungarian government has decided to launch a nationwide survey on migration to guarantee solid support for the government’s related policies, and so that they can understand the people's stance on the issue.

Gergely Gulyás, the incoming Fidesz group leader, says the survey will have determining significance on Hungary’s dispute with the European Commission over the migrant crisis.

According to MTI, Gulyás said it was “very important” that societies in Hungary and central Europe should clearly stand by the policy that says “it is we who determine whom we wish to live with”.

When Hungary joined the European Union, it did not hand over its immigration policy to common policymaking, it clearly remained within national powers, he said.

“It doesn’t bother us if the Germans, Swedes or the Benelux states decide differently, but we want to make our own decisions on this issue,” he added.

Gergely Gulyás will take up the position of Fidesz group leader on October 2, 2017.

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