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Orban predicted failure of the EU’s new migration rules.

Orban predicted failure of the EU’s new migration rules.

The new EU migration policy rules will “absolutely” be a failure, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said.

Earlier, European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson said that the European Parliament and EU member states reached a political agreement on Wednesday on reform of the common migration policy.

“We can say with absolute certainty that this will end in failure,” Orban said at a press conference dedicated to the results of 2023.

According to him, this pact is “flawed from the very beginning.” The Hungarian Prime Minister recalled that the new rules were adopted not unanimously, but by a simple majority.

The head of the Hungarian Foreign Ministry, Peter Szijjarto, previously said that Hungary resolutely rejects the new rules of EU migration policy, Budapest will not allow it to be told from the outside who to let into the country.

The set of reforms, called the Migration and Asylum Pact, will still have to go through a formal approval process. It includes a series of new rules to tighten controls at external borders, speed up the processing of asylum requests and more effectively remove those who have no right to remain in the EU. The reform also involves a “fair” distribution of migrants across different EU countries, which should reduce the burden on “first-line” states facing an influx of illegal immigrants.

Earlier, Orban said that he was fighting “with his hands, feet and teeth” against the new migration rules that were imposed by the “Soros empire” and would not allow the construction of a “ghetto for migrants” on Hungarian territory. According to him, an agreement on new rules for the distribution of migrants in Europe is impossible, since the European Union previously “legally raped” Poland and Hungary, forcing them to accept new rules for the distribution of illegal migrants. Orban also noted that rallies in support of Hamas in Western European countries are a consequence of the erroneous migration policy of the EU leadership.