- 28 Nov 2017 7:52 AM
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.
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