Hungary’s Orban Plays Legal Games to Avoid EU Migration Rules

Hungary’s Orban Plays Legal Games to Avoid EU Migration Rules
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban addresses a conference held on the occasion of the 5th anniversary his government, Budapest, Hungary, May 29, 2015 (Szilard Koszticsak/MTI via AP).

Earlier this month, European ministers met in Luxembourg to discuss the Mediterranean migrant crisis and the redistribution of asylum seekers. Though France and Germany voluntarily committed to take in 21,000 migrants, other European Union member states rejected the call for a mandatory quota system. Leading that call was one of the most vocal opponents of the EU’s asylum and migration policy: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban. Last month, Orban defiantly suspended the asylum rules known as the Dublin Regulation, which allows refugees to be sent back to the country where they first requested asylum, citing technical difficulties with its implementation. […]

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