Daily News | Nov 4, 2018 | 2
Common EU border control ‘unacceptable’, says Orbán cabinet
Government spokesman Zoltán Kovács has dismissed proposals to set up EU-level controls for the community’s external borders or introduce a European immigration agency and called those initiatives “unacceptable”.
Speaking on Hungary’s public Kossuth Radio on Sunday morning, Kovács insisted that “a state cannot exist without state borders”, and argued that “centralising border control would harm member states’ sovereignty”.
Similarly, he added,
leaders of the EU “must not snatch the member states’ right to decide whether or not to accept refugees, either”.
He insisted that such initiatives were designed by “Brussels bureaucrats” and aimed at introducing “permanent systems to distribute migrants” in member states. Such systems would not be necessary “if the EU were capable of controlling its external borders”.
AUSTRIA MIGRATION PROPOSAL ‘MORE REALISTIC’
As we wrote on Friday, the migration proposal by European Union presidency-holder Austria is “more realistic” but is still far from “having an acceptable outline”, Kovács said, referring to the Brussels summit of EU heads of state and government, read more HERE.
ORBÁN: ‘WE SUCCESSFULLY DEFENDED HUNGARY’S RIGHT TO BORDER PROTECTION’
Also, we wrote on Thursday, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, in a video posted on his Facebook page, said Hungary had “successfully defended” its right to protect its borders at this week’s European Union summit in Brussels, read more HERE.
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