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Nov 21, 2017

MEP says coalition supporting Hungary's anti-migration stance is gaining momentum

Hungarian MEP Lívia Járóka said that the debates over the “heavily politicized issue” should be conducted on a professional basis, which also manifest in Hungary’s arguments

A coalition supporting Hungary's ant-migration stance is gaining momentum in Brussels, Hungarian MEP Lívia Járóka has said.

During an interview with Magyar Idők, Járóka said that the debates over the “heavily politicized issue” should be conducted on a professional basis, which also manifest in Hungary’s arguments.

The MEP said that the mandatory redistribution of migrants among member states without an upper limit approved by the EP’s LIBE committee would not solve the migrant crisis.

Járóka, appointed EP vice-president last week, said the US, NATO member states and the western European countries should assume responsibility for restoring peace in the countries from where refugees arrive in Europe.

She said that the EU member states are obviously unable to integrate as many migrants as they pledged, therefore the system should be reviewed.

“The dialogue should therefore be conducted along new lines and the prevailing European trends assessed on the basis of real facts,” she said.