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Sep 27, 2017

The European Commission could punish EU member states if they reject the "Soros plan"

In a 2016 draft proposal, the European Commission recommended that member states that refuse to participate in the mandatory resettlement of illegal immigrants should pay a so-called solidarity fine of 78 million HUF (250,000 EUR) per rejected migrant

Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács has said that the European Commission could punish EU member states if they reject the "Soros plan".

“In addition to scare tactics, threats and political blackmail, the European Commission has also suggested a concrete punishment for countries that refuse to take part in the implementation of the Soros Plan," Kovács said.

He said that in a 2016 draft proposal, the Commission recommended that member states that refuse to participate in the mandatory resettlement of illegal immigrants should pay a so-called solidarity fine of 78 million HUF (250,000 EUR) per rejected migrant.

“In the case of an average Hungarian, these 78 million HUF are sometimes more than can be earned during a whole lifetime," Kovács said.

In light of this, the spokesperson said it's important for the Hungarian people to fill out and return the upcoming National Consultation questionnaire and determine what standpoint the government should take when it fights its tough battles on illegal immigration with the European Union.

Kovács said that George Soros has put forward his ideas, relating to how the European Union should handle the problem of illegal immigration and the demographic challenge it faces, in several forms.

“George Soros also made a concrete recommendation with regard to how the financing required by the plan could be raised and how those who are not prepared to participate might be punished," he said. “One such step could be the reduction of area-based and cohesion funding, which would negatively affect Eastern and Central Europe to the greatest extent, while illegal immigration and the extremely systematically balanced system of cohesion funds that are beneficial to all member states have absolutely nothing to do with each other," he added.