Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has said Hungary continues to oppose the migrant quota, even if the European Commission's new migration and refugee package presented on Wednesday uses a different term for it.
According to MTI, PM Orbán, along with prime ministers Mateusz Morawiecki of Poland and Andrej Babiš of the Czech Republic, held a ninety minute meeting with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Thursday, after which the three prime ministers held a joint press conference in Poland’s EU embassy in Brussels.
PM Orbán said the tone of the EC’s new proposals had improved compared with previous iterations, but the EC’s basic approach had not changed and did not amount to a breakthrough. A real breakthrough would require the EC to approve the Hungarian proposal that no one should be allowed to enter the territory of the European Union unless a member state has concluded the related legal procedure and given its consent.
Meanwhile, Balázs Hidvéghi, an MEP of the ruling Fidesz party, said the commission president’s Ursula announcement of the new EU migration package provided grounds for “cautious optimism”, adding, however, that Fidesz would review the proposal in greater detail.
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