Prime Minister Viktor Orban says migrant redistribution ‘poses a serious threat to every European nation’
Hungary said Thursday it was filing a legal appeal against the European Union’s decision to resettle migrants across the bloc because it believes people from the Middle East and Afghanistan arriving in Europe pose a threat to the continent’s culture and way of life.
A fallen border sign beside the iron fence near the
border village Asotthalom on the Hungarian-Serbian
border. Hungary has built a fence along its southern
border as part of a series of measures to deter migrants.
The redistribution of migrants “poses a serious threat to every European nation, and to the Hungarian nation, in particular. Naturally, our first instinct is to protest,” Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said.
Hungary’s appeal follows neighboring Slovakia’s submission of a lawsuit Wednesday to the European Court of Justice, which also challenged the European Commission’s migrant resettlement scheme. The countries, along with the Czech Republic and Romania, were outvoted in a decision made by a majority of the EU’s national interior ministers.
The plan, which introduced a mandatory system for the resettlement of migrants, has led to a rift between the wealthier countries in the West of Europe, such as Germany and France, and some of the eastern members.
The two parts of the continent have proposed differing ways to resolve the issue, with Germany calling on all members to accept hundreds of thousands of migrants while Hungary and others have proposed strengthening the EU’s external border to discourage them from coming.Read the rest of the story HERE and view a related story below:
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