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Gergely Gulyás said the issue of quotas, which he said had emerged repeatedly in recent weeks, was the “last desperate attempt” by the outgoing European Commission to paper over its failures. Hungary, he added, could only accept quotas for expelling migrants.
Prior to his meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron, Prime Minister Orbán said that despite areas of disagreement, there are also areas of agreement in which the two countries can work towards unity and a stronger Europe, including border security and a common EU military force.
Exports rose by 2.6 percent year-on-year to 8.141 billion euros. Imports were up 1.3 percent at 8.104 billion euros. Trade with other European Union member states accounted for about 80 percent of exports and 73 percent of imports.