Budapest, March 8 (MTI) – Prime Minister Viktor Orbán voted in support of mandatory migrant quotas for the second time during the extraordinary summit of European Union and Turkey leaders on Monday, the opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) said.
According to a statement approved unanimously at the meeting the distribution of migrants must be significantly speeded up in order to reduce the burden on Greece, DK lawmaker Zsolt Gréczy told a press conference. This clearly applies to the mandatory use of a quota system and “Viktor Orbán must have approved it considering that a unanimous decision was made”, he added.
Orbán “lied to ten million Hungarians” when he said that the summit was interrupted because of his veto, Gréczy said. It is not true either that it was decided that migrant routes across the Balkans should be closed. According to the agreement, human smuggling must be stopped and migrants will be transported in an organised way to the EU, he argued.