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Government urges greater EU contribution to migration costs

The Hungarian government is urging greater contribution by the European Union to financial burdens linked to migration, the finance minister said on Wednesday.

Mihaly Varga said on Facebook that Hungary had spent 600 billion forints (EUR 1.6bn) on protecting the southern border and 40 billion forints on managing the Ukrainian refugee situation.

The EU contribution covers only 2 percent of the costs, he added.

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