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Jun 23, 2017

Migrant quota dispute against original spirit of the EU

Zoltán Kovács said the dispute over migrant quotas was unsolvable and attempts to link cohesion funding to the issue were based on a false argument which misled public opinion

Hungary's government spokesperson has said that agreement among member states in the European Union should abide by the original spirit of the bloc.

According to MTI, Zoltán Kovács said the dispute over migrant quotas was unsolvable and attempts to link cohesion funding to the issue were based on a false argument which misled public opinion.

"The threat to withdraw cohesion funding indicates a fundamental misunderstanding of why the EU came into being," he said.

The spokesperson added that instead of using “threats, blackmail and double standards” to force quotas on states, issues on which there is common agreement, such as the need to protect the bloc’s external borders, should be put to the fore.