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Mar 23, 2018

Hungary submits counter claim to the ECJ over migrant quota scheme

Pál Völner, state secretary at the Justice Ministry, stressed that Hungary “continues to reject temporary quotas”

Hungary has submitted a counter claim to the European Court of Justice regarding the infringement procedure the European Commission launched against Hungary for failing to implement the community’s migrant quota scheme.

Pál Völner, state secretary at the Justice Ministry, stressed that Hungary “continues to reject temporary quotas”.

Völner insisted that the “attacks from Brussels” were aimed at helping a new government into power that would “implement the decision to settle migrants in the country without parliament’s consent”.

The EC initiated infringement procedures against Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic for their failure to implement the EU’s decision last June on refugee quotas.

Hungary, in cooperation with Slovakia, launched a case challenging the legality of the EU’s migrant resettlement scheme, but the ECJ dismissed their case in September.