Orban attacks EU budget proposal on migrants

Says giving funds for taking in migrants 'unacceptable'

04 May, 18:37

    BUDAPEST - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Friday spoke out against the European Commission's budget proposal, in an interview with Hungarian public radio M1.
    "It's unacceptable that cohesion funds and agricultural funds are cut to give more to countries that accept migrants," Orban said.
    Orban said no more should be spent for migrants, in opposition to increasing the fund to manage migrant flows.
    "Countries that accept migrants must resolve the problem with their own resources, and must not have even one cent from European coffers," he said.
    Orban said the seven-year budget requires unanimous approval.
    "Without the Hungarians' approval, no budget," he said, in an effort to reassure his electors.

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