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Aug 01, 2016

EU president wants to deny the people of their democratic voice

The mandatory relocation quotas are based on the “principle of stupidity”, and the people of Hungary have a right to their say

Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, wants to protect democracy from the people, according to Péter Szijjártó, minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

In a statement published by Austrian daily newspaper Kurier, Juncker said that holding referenda on every decision made by the European Council and the European Parliament is a threat to legal certainty. He also added that the system of relocation quotas is based on the principle of solidarity.

However, according to Szijjártó, mandatory relocation quotas are based on the “principle of stupidity”, and the people of Hungary have the right to give their opinion in these critical issues.

Especially so, if “terror attacks and murders committed by migrants incapable of integration” have become routine in Europe, he added.

Hungary will hold a referendum on the forced migration quotas implemented by the EU on October 2.