Orbán cabinet: European Commission action against Hungary exhibits ‘double standards’
The European Commission is applying double standards by singling out the refusal to implement European Union refugee quotas by three member states, a government official said on Thursday.
The European Court of Justice announced today that it will hear the case against Hungary, the Czech Republic and Poland regarding the infringement procedure for their refusal to abide by the decision on EU refugee quotas.
Pal Volner, parliamentary state secretary of the ministry of justice, told a press conference on Thursday that the lawsuit did not apply to several other countries that had not taken in migrants.
the procedure was purely about Brussels maintaining its quota case and enforcing the imposition of unrestricted migrant quotas on EU member states.
Meanwhile, Fidesz said in a statement that the European Commission was renewing pressure against Hungary by taking the issue of migrant quotas to court. The ruling party insisted the mandatory quota was part of the so-called Soros Plan, named after US billionaire George Soros. Fidesz said that Brussels, accordingly, did not plan the one-off relocation of a limited number of migrants within the EU but the introduction of an automatic migration process without an upper limit.
“The lawsuit against the countries that reject the quota is nothing other than a way to exert political pressure,” the statement said.