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Domotor: Migration pact ‘in conflict’ with Hungarian position

The European Union's New Pact on Migration and Asylum is "in conflict with what the Hungarian government represents", Csaba Domotor, state secretary at the prime minister's cabinet, said on Wednesday.

Referring to the agreement reached on the pact by negotiators of the European Parliament and the European Council, the state secretary said “we did not expect a Christmas present like that”.

Concerning elements of the pact, Domotor said it included the “long-contested” redistribution quotas, which determine “how many migrants each member state should accommodate”, adding that in an emergency there would be no cap on those numbers. “They will define what an emergency is,” he said in a video posted on Facebook.

“The new pact overwrites Hungary’s migration procedures, which could lead to the emergence of migrant ghettoes in the country,” said Domotor.

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