Hungary: Orban insists no collective refugee settlement will take place

“We will prohibit collective settlement,” Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban stated in Budapest on Tuesday, following the country’s refugee referendum.
More than 98 percent of those who went to the polls voted against refugees being settled in Hungary, albeit only 40 percent of eligible voters took part in the referendum, rendering it invalid. Nonetheless Orban announced that the EU needs to respect the sovereignty of the country and insisted that Hungary’s decision regarding refugees has “nothing to do” with Brussels.
The European Union intends to resettle 160,000 asylum seekers among its member states and Hungary is supposed to accommodate 1,294 people. A total of 3.30 million Hungarians voted against the EU resttlement plans, while 55,000 backed them in the referendum.

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