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Hungary Draws European Ire as Orban Suspends Accord on Refugees

Hungary drew criticism from neighbors after Prime Minister Viktor Orban stepped up his campaign to curb immigration by refusing to take back asylum seekers who enter the bloc via the country’s borders.

The government halted its participation in the Dublin Agreement, which governs the transfer of refugees within the European Union, according to a statement on the cabinet’s website Tuesday. Austria summoned the Hungarian envoy to Vienna and the European Commission asked for “immediate clarification” on the move.