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Fidesz MEP: EP proposal ‘forcing mandatory migration quota’

The European Parliament's proposals on migration are once again "forcing mandatory quotas for accepting migrants", a Fidesz MEP said, after the EP confirmed key reform mandates on asylum and migration at a plenary session on Thursday.
20. April 2023 18:08

“The EP proposals are entirely inadequate to solve the problem of migration, and so they should be rejected without delay,” Balazs Hidveghi said. The proposals would once again boost illegal migration and lead to large-scale abuse and further migration waves, he said.

Hidveghi proposed a review and “rethink” of the proposals as a representative of Fidesz’s EP delegation, in cooperation with the European Conservatives and Reformists and the Identity and Democracy EP groups, saying the proposals were “forcing old bad practices and will lead to another spectacular failure in handling migration.”

Meanwhile, the EP vote showed once again that “Hungarian leftist MEPs support illegal migration and mandatory distribution quotas,” Hidveghi said.

The EP voted to start negotiations on the new regulations with 419 votes in favour, 126 against and 30 abstentions. The plenary adopted negotiating mandates on various aspects of the issue, including a binding solidarity mechanism to assist countries experiencing migratory pressure, the EP said. The regulation sets out how the EU and its member states will act jointly to manage asylum and migration, the statement said.

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