Hungary PM rallies voters ahead of migrant quota vote

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Saturday made a final plea to voters to reject the EU’s troubled refugee quota plan, a day ahead of a referendum, warning that migrants threatened “Europe’s safe way of life”. In an opinion piece published on Saturday, Orban said Hungarians had “a duty” to help his government fight the failed “liberal methods” of the “Brussels elite”. The deal in question — spearheaded by Germany and approved by most EU countries last year — is aimed at easing pressure on Greece and Italy, the main entry points into the EU for hundreds of thousands of refugees mostly fleeing war in Syria.

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