BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has rejected a European Union plan to resettle migrants directly to European states from Turkey, a Hungarian government spokesman said on Monday.
“He has vetoed the plan which would resettle migrants and asylum-seekers directly from Turkey to Europe,” spokesman Zoltan Kovacs told Reuters.
Orban’s tough stance on migration has boosted his support at home. Last month he proposed a referendum on whether Hungarians accepted the EU’s planned system of resettlement quotas, one his government firmly opposes.
Reporting by Krisztina Than; editing by Andrew Roche