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May 09, 2016

Luxembourg: Hungary will win the referendum on the mandatory EU migrant quotas

If this happens, “we can throw the European Convention on Human Rights on the garbage dump,” said Jean Assleborn

Luxembourg’s foreign affairs minister has said that Hungary “will win the referendum” on the European Union’s mandatory migrant quotas but the EU will “die” if matters are resolved by popular vote.

Speaking on German broadcaster ARD, Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean Assleborn explained that “not a single migrant can come to Hungary” and the prime minister “will win this referendum”, possibly causing other member states to follow suit. If this happens, “we can throw the European Convention on Human Rights on the garbage dump,” he said.

According to Hungary Today, if processes unfolding over the past ten years continue, a “core Europe” will come into being and countries unwilling to proceed at this “speed” will have to be satisfied with “another significance” in decision-making, he added.

“We cannot accept the abolishment of solidarity in the European Union and every country has to answer “yes or no” in this question”, he said, arguing that if a country claims that “there is no need for Schengen, the euro, free movement, solidarity, structural and cohesion funds”, it has to be recognised that EU member states can be turned into a “closed institution”.