Hungary, Poland want a strong say in Europe's future - PM Orban

Hungary, Poland want a strong say in Europe's future - PM Orban

Hungary and Poland want a strong say in the future of Europe and firmly reject the EU's migrant quotas, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Wednesday after meeting his counterpart from Warsaw, Mateusz Morawiecki, in Budapest.

FILE PHOTO - Hungarian PM Orban attends a joint news conference with Polish PM Morawiecki in Budape
FILE PHOTO - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban attends a joint news conference with Polish Prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki (not pictured) in Budapest, Hungary January 3, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

BUDAPEST: Hungary and Poland want a strong say in the future of Europe and firmly reject the EU's migrant quotas, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Wednesday after meeting his counterpart from Warsaw, Mateusz Morawiecki, in Budapest.

"The EU's migration policy... has failed," Orban told a news conference. "We want to have a strong say, as these countries (in Central Europe) have a vision about the future of Europe."

Orban, a long-time ally of Poland within the EU, said in December that Hungary would block any action to suspend Poland's voting rights in the EU.

(Reporting by Krisztina Than and Marcin Goclowski; editing by John Stonestreet)

Source: Reuters

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