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Hungary Rejects EU Draft Plans on Refugee Policy, Orban Says

Hungary opposes European Commission draft plans on dealing with the migrant crisis, which includes redistribution of refugees within the 28-member bloc, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on public radio on Friday.

The European Union executive’s attempt to reform the Dublin regulation on refugees is also misguided, Orban said in the radio interview. His country will present its own plan, which seeks to complement the Schengen agreement with rules on dealing with the migrant crisis, he said, adding he’ll seek support from fellow leaders in the coming weeks for the proposal.

Orban, an opponent of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s open-door policy on refugees, has urged the EU to make defense of its external borders a priority. He has also called for a referendum to block the settlement of refugees in Hungary.

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