Lawmakers pass law obliging government to appeal against EU migrant quotas
Budapest, November 17 (MTI) – Parliament passed a law on Tuesday obliging the government to appeal at the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) against the EU quota regime for distributing migrants.
The proposal submitted by the ruling Fidesz-Christian Democrats received 154 votes in support, 41 against and 1 abstention.
Lawmakers of the ruling parties, radical nationalist Jobbik and independent MP Peter Konya voted in favour and the opposition Socialists, LMP, Democratic Coalition (DK) and Liberals voted against.
According to the law approved on Tuesday, the European Council’s Sept. 22 decision to distribute migrants fails to take into consideration the principle of subsidiarity and national parliaments were not given the opportunity to present their positions. The preamble of the law gives recognition to the government’s past measures in connection with migration, expresses support for the protection of borders and the construction of border fences. It condemns the migration policy of the European Commission and rejects compulsory migrant quotas, arguing that they result in a rise in crime, the spread of terrorism and pose a “threat on our culture”.