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Jun 23, 2017

PM Orbán: EU member states are in disagreement over how migrants should be distributed

The prime minister suggested adopting a declaration on the protection of shared EU borders and preventing people unwelcome by Europeans from entering the territory

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has revealed that EU member states are in disagreement over how migrants should be distributed across Europe.

PM Orbán said that Western European member states want to “get rid of the migrants they unjustifiably let in” by distributing them among countries, such as Hungary, that protected themselves and refused to let in any migrants.

“Given that there will never be a consensus on the question of redistributing migrants”, member states should focus at the summit on matters they can agree on, the prime minister said. 

The prime minister suggested adopting a declaration on the protection of shared EU borders and preventing people unwelcome by Europeans from entering the territory.

PM Orbán said that he expected member states to reach a consensus on the above-mentioned issue, arguing that most of them agree with a proposal to set up refugee camps along Libya’s northern and southern borders, where economic migrants should be separated from refugees.