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Budapest, June 10 (MTI) – Hungary does more for protecting the European Union’s external borders than Germany, European People’s Party group leader Manfred Weber told daily Magyar Hírlap on Friday.

This should be taken into consideration when solidarity and the distribution of funds are discussed in connection with receiving migrants, he said.

Weber said he disagreed with the planned 250,000 euro fine applicable to countries that reject the migrant quota. He expressed doubt that the proposal would get majority support in the European Parliament and said they will try to make improvements to the commission’s initiative.

The Hungarian government has the right to ask citizens’ opinions on this issue, he said referring to a planned referendum.

By now, the views of German Chancellor Angela Markel and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán can be brought in line with each other, and the EPP’s position includes strict border control and taking responsibility, he added.

Read the original article in Hungarian HERE.


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