Govt official criticises mandatory migrant quota scheme
Budapest, July 30 (MTI) – Under its proposed quota scheme Brussels aims to arrange the settlement of as many illegal migrants in Hungary as would fill a whole city, increasing by this measure the threat of terrorism and crime, the state secretary for government communications said on Saturday.
By implementing its mandatory migrant redistribution scheme and taking over the right of assessing asylum requests from national sovereign member states, Brussels would send “an invitation” to millions to come to Europe, Bence Tuzson told a press conference.
He said Hungary would be “a victim” of Brussels’ measures since “tens of thousands” of people would be “sent to settle” in the country against the will of its people.
“Brussels must be stopped,” Tuzson insisted and urged Hungarians to express their opinion at the October 2 national referendum on the quota scheme.
Tuzson said that last year 1.5 million people arrived in Europe and in the first six months of this year more than another half a million made their way to the continent.
Radical nationalist Jobbik responded by saying that not only Brussels, but the Orbán government, too, aims to arrange the settlement of people in Hungary enough to fill a whole city.
The party referred to the economy minister’s agreement with a proposal by national business association MGYOSZ earlier this month to bring in foreign workers from outside of the EU to ease labour shortages in certain sectors and demanded that the government clearly state its position on the matter.