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Sep 12, 2017

Hungarian government denies claims its about to reach an agreement with the EC over mandatory resettlement quotas

Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács said the claims made by German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) where "no more than German electioneering hot air, and not a word of it is true"

The Hungarian government has denied claims that they are about to reach an agreement with the European Commission over the mandatory resettlement quotas.

Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács said the claims made by German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) where "no more than German electioneering hot air, and not a word of it is true."

The Frankfurt-based newspaper ran a story which said the Visegrád Four have greatly contributed to the agreement with the introduction of the concept of flexible solidarity and that after the 2018 general election in Hungary, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán may be more willing to reach a compromise.

Kovács added that Hungary is opposed to the resettlement quotas out of principle as according to the position of the Hungarian government and the prime minister. A free country such as Hungary cannot afford to allow others to decide who should enter the territory of the country, he concluded.