Budapest, July 6 (MTI) – Hungary’s upcoming quota referendum is fully in line with the constitution, László Trócsányi, the justice minister, said on Wednesday.
At a press conference, Trocsanyi insisted that the European Union cannot settle migrants in Hungary because “Hungary has not authorised Brussels” to do so. He argued that decisions concerning the population of an EU member are in national competence.
Migration is a cardinal issue, and voters have a constitutional right to make direct decisions on issues with a major impact on the country, Trócsányi said.
Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó told the same press conference that “Brussels is running into a dead end with its immigration policy” and insisted that “on such issues people have the right to voice their opinion”.
“There is a lot at stake at the referendum”, Szijjártó said, and argued that Hungary, in a “Europe upside down” was a “safe place”. He said as a result of policies in Brussels, a situation will return where “tens of thousands are crossing Europe’s border with no control, whenever and wherever they wished”.