Budapest (MTI) – The ruling Fidesz party urges that the government should fight against the introduction of mandatory migrant quotas in the European Union, Lajos Kosa, the party’s new group leader, told a press conference on Monday.
The Hungarian government should use all means to prevent the mandatory quota system from being implemented, whether through a European civil initiative or an appeal to the European Court, he said.
“Each country has the right to determine whom it allows to enter,” Kosa said, and argued that the EU’s recent decision to distribute 120,000 illegal migrants among members would violate that right.
Kosa also insisted that the European decision to introduce the quota regime was seen by illegal migrants and people smugglers as a “letter of invitation”.
The EU must protect its borders and the migrant problem should be addressed at its roots, he said.