Brussels will face ‘CONSEQUENCES’ if EU tramples on result of Hungary referendum
BRUSSELS bigwigs “will face consequences” if they choose to turn a blind eye to the result Hungary’s upcoming anti-migrant referendum.
06:28, Tue, Sep 13, 2016
The referendum will take place on October 2
European Union rules forcing them to take in migrants under EU quota schemes.
The country’s hard line Prime Minster Viktor Orban has urged his country to say ‘no’ to all migrants after hailing Britain’s momentous decision to break away from the EU as the nation “taking back its island”.
Hungary has repeatedly clashed with the EU over the migrant crisis with Mr Orban warning that uncontrolled migration is threatening Europe’s cultural identity.
Hungary has been blighted by the escalating migrant crisis
There would be unforeseeable consequences if the EU would ignore the results of the referendum
He said: “The decision of the citizens will give a very solid authorisation for the government and according to the latest polls the majority of the Hungarian citizens will vote against migration.
“There is no example of the EU ignoring the result of a referendum before.
“There would be unforeseeable consequences if the EU would ignore the results of the referendum.”
Mr Kosa refuted claims that the referendum is part of the Government’s plans to exit from the 27-member bloc.
He added: “This is a ridiculous thing to say. The government firmly believes that Hungary has to stay in the EU, although in several topics we don’t agree with Brussels.”
Mr Orban called for a nationwide referendum after the EU announced its migrant quota plans to resettle 160,000 Syrian refugees among the existing member states.
Viktor Orban has urged his country to say no to migrants
Ever since the migrant crisis erupted last year, with more than one million refugees pouring into Europe, Hungary has taken a robust stance on defending its borders.
The country was on a direct Balkans route used by migrants to make their way from Greece and into Serbia and Croatia.
Hungary will hold a quota on migrant quotas in October
Razor wire fences were erected along the border, forming a 108mile bench and the number of border forces along the Serbian crossing more than doubled.
But this hasn’t stopped people making the perilous journey – Hungary has registered more than 19,000 asylum applications this year and it’s believed more than 14,000 migrants have crossed its southern borders illegally.