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    Hungarian Defense Minister said that country plans to sue the European Union next month over a system to resettle refugees.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) Hungary plans to sue the European Union next month over a system to resettle refugees, Hungarian Defense Minister said Tuesday.

    "The claim may be submitted in December," Laszlo Troscanyi said as quoted by the government website, citing public opposition to the EU scheme.

    Hungary’s parliament, the National Assembly, voted earlier to pave the way for a court challenge to a controversial European Commission resettlement plan that was adopted by European interior ministers on September 22. Hungary was joined by Slovakia, Romania and the Czech Republic in voting against the scheme and forcing Brussels to impose the quota on a voluntary, as opposed to mandatory, basis.

    Troscanyi said he expected other EU member states to follow suit by lodging their own legal claims against Brussels’ quotas.

    Fears of extremists arriving on European soil under the guise of asylum seekers were reignited after a Syrian passport was found next to the body of one of the November 13 Paris suicide bombers. Fake Syrian passports are a well-known and easily obtainable black market commodity and the document in question is strongly suspected of being a fake.

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