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Oct 21, 2016

PM Orbán: Brussels should grant Ukranians visa-free travel in EU

“I’m going to propose that we take the political decision which will allow every citizen of Ukraine to enter the territory of the European Union without a visa," PM Orbán said

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has said that the people of Ukraine should be granted visa-free travel in the European Union.

The prime minister, in Brussels for a two-day summit of EU head of states and governments, added that all legal obstacles have been removed, the EU, however, has been stalling political decisions for months now.

“I’m going to propose that we take the political decision which will allow every citizen of Ukraine to enter the territory of the European Union without a visa," PM Orbán said.

In response to a question on the distribution of migrants among Member States based on quotas, the prime minister said that the Commission’s proposal currently on the table, which contains mandatory resettlement quotas, does not stand a chance of achieving consensus; Hungary shall never support it.

“It must be withdrawn, removed from the agenda, and we must resume talks from a different starting point," PM Orbán underlined.