Hungary’s government disobeys European Union ruling, continues controversial immigration laws.
Written by News Room on December 23, 2021
Hungary’s Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, says his government will disobey a European Union ruling and continue with its controversial immigration laws.
Last month the EU’s top court ruled that Hungary’s law criminalising lawyers and activists who help asylum seekers was in breach of European law.
A long-running disagreement over Hungary’s migrant rules means it could miss out on billions of euros in EU cash.
But Mr. Orban said Hungary had no plans to change the controversial laws.
It also prevents people from applying for asylum if they arrived from a country where their life was not at risk.