Hungarian Government: Brussels is continuing to stick to the mandatory relocation quota
OREANDA-NEWS. “The statement by the European Commission’s spokesperson on Monday has proven that Brussels is continuing to stick to the mandatory relocation quota, and so it is clear why we must go out and vote no on 2 October”, Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister András Giró-Szász said in Szeged at a public forum.
Mr. Giró-Szász quoted the statement by Commission Spokesperson Margaritis Schinas according to which many had misunderstood last week’s comments by Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and thought that Brussels was scrapping plans for the mandatory relocation quota. On Monday in Berlin German Chancellor Angela Merkel also said that she would turn back the clock if she could, because in her opinion the refugee crisis had taken Germany by surprise, he added. According to the Prime Minister’s Senior Advisor, given the situation it is clear why people should go out, irrespective of their party affiliation, and vote no at the 2 October referendum.
“While a year ago many criticized Viktor Orbán and the Hungarian Government for building a fence along the county’s southern border, at last week’s informal EU summit in Bratislava EU leaders agreed to construct a fence in Bulgaria”, he highlighted. Even the “leftist Italian press” commented events by saying that the Visegrád Group was the only successful group in the EU, he noted.