Fidesz Proposes Resolution Rejecting Mandatory Migration Quota

  • 28 Nov 2017 7:52 AM
Fidesz Proposes Resolution Rejecting Mandatory Migration Quota
Ruling Fidesz is to submit a draft resolution rejecting the European Parliament’s (EP) recent decision which imposes a mandatory migrant relocation scheme without an upper limit on all EU member states, the party’s parliamentary group leader said.

Hungary’s parliament wants to have a say in what relocation scheme the EU approves, Gergely Gulyás told a press briefing.

“The mandatory quota scheme has already failed; there is no point in forcing it … Migration issues are a matter of exclusive national competence.”

The EP accepted a report of the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) earlier in November, which the Hungarian government says has a distorted idea of solidarity in connection with migration because it was asking for solidarity towards people who enter EU territory illegally.

It said the fence itself represented solidarity because it spared western European countries the burden of migration.

Republished with permission of Hungary Matters, MTI’s daily newsletter.

MTI photo: Balogh Zoltán

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