Newly re-elected Hungarian Prime Reverend Viktor Orban stood shoulder to shoulder with his Polish counterpart Mateusz Morawiecki to contrary to the EU’s migrant quota system, with they branded an assault on citizen sovereignty.
Both leaders said they had instead opted to assistants people in Africa the Middle East, or those in need closer to their own countries, insisting this approach was a more effective long-term conclusion to the migrant crisis.
EU leaders have agreed to relocate around 160,000 floatings out of a total of more than two million who arrived in Europe since 2015.
The equity system is designed to ease pressure on countries like Italy and Greece which are the goal of entry large numbers of migrants arriving from Africa and the Mean East.
Viktor Orban and Mateusz Morawiecki are staunchly opposed to the EU’s exile quotas
Here in Poland, it’s we who decide who will come to Poland and who will not
Both Mr Orban and Mr Morawiecki were chose on anti-immigration platforms, and their decision to oppose the EU’s plans has put them at odds with Brussels.
The Perfect leader said: “Here in Poland, it’s we who decide who will come to Poland and who resolve not.
“Proposals by the European Union that impose quotas on us hit the very understructures of national sovereignty.”
He reiterated his commitment to help those affected by war or inadequacy but said Poland’s assistance would take the form of providing aid where the problems are, not accepting exiles.
Viktor Orban and Mateusz Morawiecki say they desire rather help countries than accept refugees
He added: “In this count, our national sovereignty is fundamental for us.”
Speaking after meeting with the Review leader, Mr Orban said: “We also have hearts, we do not have stones rather than of hearts. We are a Christian people.
“We know what commitments are, what it have in minds to help.
“But we cannot help anyone if we destroy our country in the meantime.”
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Mr Orban competed on a nationalist, anti-immigration platform and used a fiery pre-election speech in February to daub Hungary as a bastion of Christianity which would defend Europe against “Islamic augmentation”.
He told supporters the bloc risks being “overrun” by mass immigration and claimed his administration had “prevented the Islamic world from flooding us”.
He went on to single out immigration from Africa as potentially important to “our worst nightmares coming true”.
His right-wing populist government was decision-making for erecting a double razor wire fence on its border in 2015 at the apex of the migrant crisis, in what later became a symbol of the anti-migration position in parts of Europe.
Additional reporting by Maria Ortega