A referendum against EU refugee quotas in Hungary was invalidated but Hungarians expressed their opinion


But Hungary’s prime minister says that the majority of the voters in the country agree with him. He referred to the 3.3 million voters who wanted Hungary to have the final say about taking in asylum seekers. Support for the referendum opposing future EU schemes to relocate asylum seekers among EU countries with mandatory quotas exceeded 98 percent.

It’s to be observed that more Hungarians had voted against the quotas than the number who cast ballots in favor of joining the EU in 2003. Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his Fidesz party will propose a constitutional amendment “reflecting the spirit of the referendum.” Of the East and Central European countries, only Poland has agreed to accept its allocation of refugees. Last weekend, Austria’s Foreign Minister, Sebastian Kurz, described quotas as “unrealistic.” Viktor Orban expects further disputes with Brussels. The migration pressure will remain a big problem for Europe with little chance to be solved soon.


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