MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The European Commission said Wednesday that an EU country could opt out of accepting an asylum seeker if it agreed to pay 250,000 euros ($287,000) for their relocation elsewhere.
"There are no polite words to express my indignation," Orban said Friday in an interview with a Hungarian radio station. "It’s no joke. They are trying to take away Hungary’s right to decide who to live with."
The payment, dubbed "solidarity contribution" by Brussels, is part of a fairness mechanism designed to help those EU member states that are handling a disproportionate number of asylum seekers.