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Oct 07, 2019

EU's migration quota system is a threat to member states and cities, says official

The migrant quota “is on the table again and presents a real threat,” János Halász said. “We’ll do all we can to protect Hungary and Hungarian cities from the migrant quota,” he added.

The ruling Fidesz party’s spokesman János Halász has said the European Union’s migration quota system is a threat to EU member states and cities.

According to MTI, Halász accused the outgoing European Commission of using its last few weeks to force the hand of member states and the new commission starting in November.

Halász said Dimitris Avramopulos, the commissioner for migration, at the time of the signing of the quota agreement, urged all member states to take part in the distribution of migrants, and the head of the EC’s migration directorate demanded the same in a meeting of the European Parliament’s civil liberties, justice and home affairs (LIBE) committee on Thursday.

The outgoing commission is providing the relevant financial and political support, he added. He noted that the Malta quota agreement is to be presented to EU interior ministers next Tuesday, adding that member states had been urged to participate.

The migrant quota “is on the table again and presents a real threat,” he said. “We’ll do all we can to protect Hungary and Hungarian cities from the migrant quota,” he added.

The pro-migration opposition was eager to take the orders of the European left. “They would dismantle the fence, endorse the quota system and transfer migrants to Hungarian cities,” he said.

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