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Hungary parliament to vote on bill against EU’s refugee relocation quota scheme

7 November 2015 7:54


Hungary’s ruling party has taken a first step to challenge the European Union’s refugee relocation quota scheme by sending an anti-refugee bill to parliament.

The bill was tabled by Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s Fidesz party on Friday.

If approved by the majority of parliament, the bill makes it binding for the government to take legal action to annul the relocation scheme introduced in September.

The Hungarian parliamentarians will vote early December whether to take up the legal challenge against the EU.

Hungary along with the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania, are opposed to the quota scheme designed to relocate about 160,000 refugees across the EU.

Slovakia says it will follow suit and legally challenge the scheme.

The Hungarian prime minister has said that the ruling party is determined that the country will not take back a single refugee sent back to the country from Western Europe.

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