Hungary is considering legal avenues to try to avoid having to host refugees according to national quotas assigned by the European Union, Janos Lazar, the minister in charge of Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s office, told reporters on Thursday.
Quotas are a sign of “Germany’s moral imperialism,” Lazar said at a weekly briefing one day after a summit of EU leaders. Hungary continues to reject “hotspots” in Hungary for refugees.
Orban will brief the National Security Council later Thursday before deciding what steps to take. More than 240,000 illegal migrants crossed into Hungary this year. Hungary has deployed 20,000 police and 4,500 soldiers to defend its borders.