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Sep 30, 2016

REFERENDUM: Hungarians will send a clear message to Brussels

Brussels are trying to introduce a mandatory and ‘perpetual’ distribution system with no upper limit, while circumventing the governments of Member States

Hungary's October 2nd referendum on Sunday will send a clear message to Brussels and demonstrate what the people want, Zoltán Kovács, government spokesperson has said.

"If the people don’t want something then policies cannot be built on it, because it creates more tension than solutions," Kovács said.

Speaking on the M1 television channel, Kovács stressed that Hungary has not transferred any right concerning migration to Brussels.

“They are trying to introduce a mandatory and ‘perpetual’ distribution system with no upper limit, while circumventing the governments of Member States, despite the fact that two community decisions were made last year concerning voluntary distribution," he added.

“The problem must be kept outside the borders of Europe and help should be taken to where it is really needed," Kovács said, noting that a significant majority of migrants are not refugees but have set out in the hope of a better life.

According to Kovács “what we are currently facing at Europe’s borders is dangerous and must be stopped”.

Kovács highlighted that “if the eight-element Brussels quota package is adopted it will be the beginning of a system in which Member States cannot say no to central decisions”.