Hungarian vote will cover future EU-mandated migrant quotas, Orban says

March 4, 2016 7:20 AM

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Hungarian vote will cover future EU-mandated migrant quotas, Orban says

BUDAPEST Hungary's planned referendum on European Union quotas for resettling migrants will cover a future EU proposal to establish a permanent mechanism, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday.

Orban told state radio that an EU summit in the middle of March could decide on a permanent migrant resettlement mechanism, to potentially redistribute "millions of people" among EU members, which his government rejects.

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