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European Court of Justice rejects legal case against migrant quotas

The move from the European Court of Justice highlights once again that nation state democracy is incompatible with EU membership, after the EU’s top court rejected legal attempts by Slovakia and Hungary to stop migrant quotas being forced upon them.

Published: September 8, 2017, 11:28 am

    Budapest

    Budapest condemned the court ruling as “appalling and irresponsible”. Hungary’s Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said in response that: “This decision jeopardises the security and future of all of Europe. Politics has raped European law and values.”

    Hungary held a referendum in 2016 on whether to accept any future EU-wide migrant relocation quotas, and than 3 million Hungarians, an overwhelming majority of participants, rejected the EU initiative then

    He added: “The real battle only starts today. I want to assure all citizens…that the Hungarian government will do everything it can to protect Hungary and the Hungarian people.”

    Hungary’s opposition to migrant quotas may even help Prime Minister Viktor Orban in his campaign for re-election next year, Reuters noted. A pensioner Peter Lazar, a supporter of Orban’s Fidesz party told Reuters: “It was only Hungary which did what it had to do and protected the Schengen borders, and this is still the case.”

    Hungary, Slovakia, Romania and the Czech Republic as well as Poland voted against the scheme. Poland threw its weight behind the legal challenge after the conservative Law and Justice party came to power in late 2015.

    Nigel Farage, former Ukip leader said: “What a surprise – EU court undermines national sovereignty once again. It should be a decision of nation states who it allows inside its borders.”

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