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Sep 28, 2016

New EU plans push forward with forced migration quotas

Hungarians are expected to vote in record numbers on Sunday during the historic October 2 referendum, where voters are expected to reject the forced migration quotas imposed upon them by the EU

The European Commission has today put forward plans which demonstrate they have no intentions of changing their tact to ease the migrant crisis.

Their new package clearly show that Brussels is still not withdrawing its previous decision of forced migration and is not withdrawing the quota package.

The European Union's executive said that emergency border checks introduced within Europe's free-travel zone by countries including Germany and Sweden to stem a migrant influx were still justified, even though arrival numbers had eased.

The European Commission said, however, that this did not mean the five states - which also include Norway, Denmark and Austria - would automatically be allowed to extend their extraordinary border measures inside the so-called Schengen zone once the current ones expire on November 12.

In a blow to European integration, the EU temporarily suspended some Schengen rules as member states were overwhelmed by the arrival of some 1.3 million refugees and migrants in 2015

Meanwhile, the Hungarian government has said that the EU "quota package has three particularly dangerous elements":

Firstly, Brussels would like to establish a permanent procedure for distributing migrants among its member states. Accordingly, it would also like to relocate thousands of migrants to Hungary.

More seriously, it is threatening to impose fines if a member state does not wish to participate in the relocation program.

Furthermore, Brussels would also like to simplify family reunification, thus further increasing the number of relocated migrants.

The Brussels quota package bears serious economic, cultural and security risks that we must not take upon ourselves. This is why the Hungarian government has launched a referendum, according to sources today.

Hungarians are expected to vote in record numbers on Sunday during the historic October 2 referendum, where voters are expected to reject the forced migration quotas imposed upon them by the EU.