Survey: Most Hungarians Reject EP CTTEE Proposal For Asylum System Reform

  • 3 Nov 2017 7:48 AM
Survey: Most Hungarians Reject EP CTTEE Proposal For Asylum System Reform
A vast majority of Hungarians reject a recent proposal approved by a European parliamentary committee on reforming the Dublin refugee system, a fresh survey released by the Századvég Foundation showed.

The pollster conducted the survey between Oct. 21-25 on a sample of 1,000 voting-age adults to learn how widely known the issue was among the Hungarian public and how its three main components were seen.

Századvég found that 71% of respondents had heard about the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) passing a reform proposal on Oct. 19. The three main components of the draft were rejected by an equally high proportion of respondents, Századvég noted.

Fully 70% opposed the proposal that all asylum seekers entering Europe should be distributed among all member states, whereas 22% approved of it.

Almost three-quarters, 73%, disagreed that upon meeting certain criteria an asylum seeker would be allowed the option to decide on their own which country they would prefer to settle in, as against 20% stating the opposite.

Exactly the same proportion of respondents rejected the provision which would restrict access to certain common EU funds by a member state that fails to fulfil its asylum-related obligations, according to the survey.

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

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