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Sep 07, 2017

Hungarian government expects further legal disputes with European Commission

“The decision on the mandatory resettlement quota expires on September 26, and further legal disputes are expected concerning whether it must still be implemented following the deadline,' Bakondi said

The Hungarian government will stick to its postion in regards to the mandatory resettlemnet quota and expects "further legal disputes" with the European Commission.

György Bakondi, Chief Security Advisor to the Prime Minister, said that people are only allowed to enter Hungary "based on the decision of the authorities".

Bakondi said that the recent ruling by the European Court of Justice “is extremely shaky, from both a legal and factual perspective” in view of the fact that “only 25 percent of those who should have been resettled according to the quota decision have actually been resettled”, and accordingly “the decision has been a failure in practice”.

“The ruling does not result in any legal obligation for any country," Bakondi said. He added that the next step will be taken by the European Commission, which has launched infringement proceedings against Hungary in the past without even waiting for the Court’s decision, and can take Hungary to court if it doesn't like their reply.

“The decision on the mandatory resettlement quota expires on September 26, and further legal disputes are expected concerning whether it must still be implemented following the deadline," Bakondi said.