Prime ministers Andrej Babis of the Czech Republic, Mateusz Morawiecki of Poland, and Viktor Orbán of Hungary (from left) in Brussels – Photo: MTI

Orbán: Hungary opposes migrant quota even if renamed

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.

Orbán, along with prime ministers Mateusz Morawiecki of Poland and Andrej Babis of the Czech Republic, held a ninety minute meeting with European Commission President Ursual von der Leyen on Thursday, after which the three prime ministers held a joint press conference in Poland’s EU embassy in Brussels.

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.

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