Budapest, December 28 (MTI) – Hungary’s government trusts that the European Court of Justice (ECJ) will pass a ‘legal rather than political’ decision in the case concerning the European Union’s mandatory migrant quotas, Pál Völner, State Secretary of Justice, said in an interview in daily Magyar Hírlap on Wednesday.
The government turned to the ECJ in December 2015 over the quota scheme, requesting the court to annul the European Council resolution on the redistribution of asylum seekers among EU member states.
“By now even the European political mainstream has realised that the challenge is real,” Völner said, adding that “the European politicians simply should not ignore the public opinion.”
Greece and Italy obviously supports the quota scheme favoured by the European Council, and so do Germany, France and the European Commission, too. “The hard core has closed ranks”, Völner said.
He added, however, that Poland shared Hungary and Slovakia’s objections to the migrant quotas.