The EU’s bid to reform its migration policy was met with mixed responses from a range of nations with Hungary, Poland, and the Czech Republic blatant opposing it.
Zoltan Kovacs, the spokesman for Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, stated on Twitter that the nation’s stance on migration” has become unchanged and clear” because 2015.
“We have to be certain that the external borders of the EU and the Schengen Area stay perfectly sealed together all part.”
“Although it appears under another name at the European Commission’s new bundle of proposals on migration and asylum, the migrant quota remains there, also Hungary opposes it, together with Poland and the Czech Republic,” he added.
The Commission’s projected migration pact was introduced on Wednesday and plans to streamline the migration and asylum procedure with quicker screening. Member countries will need to give their”fair share” according to their GDP advertisement population with these reticent to welcoming migrants and asylum seekers expected to assist in different ways.
After the unveiling of this pact, leaders of the four countries constitute the Visegrad group — Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland — met with Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.
Czech President Andrej Babis also highlighted on Twitter following the assembly that”the security of Europe’s border along with the cessation of illegal migration” has to be the principal parts of the bloc’s migration pact.
“I had been also encouraged by the prime ministers of Hungary and Poland. What pleases me is the proposition no longer comprises compulsory quotas,” he went on.
Austria, which such as Budapest has championed a constraints immigration policy, has been more nuanced.
Interior Minister Karl Nehammer reported that the Commission”has moved a whole lot in our leadership — particularly in the regions of repatriations, the security of external borders and co-operation with third states.”
“One thing is apparent: the compulsory distribution of migrants has failed and does not have any potential in the European Union.
“The asylum process is already greater than strained. I’ll continue to work to make certain this is taken into consideration in the upcoming discussions,” he continued.
Before this season, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that Budapest, Warsaw, and Prague broke the law by refusing to participate in refugees. The ECJ also discovered that Hungary’s plan of maintaining asylum seekers in so-called transit zones levels to detention.
The European Court of Human Rights also ordered Hungary to quit depriving food into an asylum seeker held at a transit zone.