Instead of working to protect Europe, Brussels has settled on relocating migrants to the continent, a lawmaker of the co-ruling Christian Democrats (KDNP) said on Friday. A vast majority of Hungarians reject a recent proposal approved by the European Parliament’s LIBE committee.
Speaking at a press conference, Istvan Hollik called the draft reforms to the Dublin refugee system recently approved by the European Parliament’s civil liberties LIBE committee “unacceptable”, adding that it contained a number of “outrageous” clauses.
Among the clauses he said the ruling Fidesz-KDNP alliance disagrees with, Hollik named the ones proposing that the European Union’s rules for refugee family reunification should apply collateral kin as well, and that migrants of up to groups of 30 should be allowed to submit asylum applications.
Fidesz-KDNP also disagrees with the proposal that would assign the responsibility of migrant relocation to a permanent relocation council, Hollik added. Such a body would be tasked with overseeing the redistribution of migrants among member states, enforcing the rules of the quota system and keeping track of which countries are behind on implementing the mandatory quota scheme, he said.
Hollik said the entire reform proposal had “the Soros plan and the influence of Soros organisations on Brussels written all over it”. Hollik stressed the importance of voter participation in the Hungarian government’s “national consultation” public survey on the so-called Soros plan.
Most Hungarians reject EP cttee proposal for asylum system reform – Szazadveg poll
A vast majority of Hungarians reject a recent proposal approved by a European parliamentary committee on reforming the Dublin refugee system, a fresh survey released by the Szazadveg Foundation on Thursday showed.
The pollster conducted the survey between Oct. 21-25 on a sample of 1,000 voting-age adults to learn how widely known the issue was among the Hungarian public and how its three main components were seen, Szazadveg said. It found that 71 percent of respondents had heard about the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) passing a reform proposal on Oct. 19. The three main components of the draft was rejected by an equally high proportion of respondents, Szazadveg noted.
Fully 70 percent opposed that all asylum seekers entering Europe should be distributed among all member states, whereas only 22 percent approved the provision. Almost three-quarters, 73 percent, disagreed that upon meeting certain criteria an asylum seeker would be allowed the option to decide on their own which country they would prefer to settle in, as against 20 percent stating the opposite. Exactly the same proportion of respondents rejected the provision which would restrict access to certain common EU funds by a member state that fails to fulfil its asylum-related obligations, according to the survey.
Source and photo: MTI