Hungary to challenge EU migrant quota plan

Hungary closed its borders with Serbia and Croatia after more than 400,000 migrants entered the country in 2015Hungary’s parliament Tuesday cleared the way for the government next month to challenge the EU’s contentious scheme to share 160,000 migrants around Europe via mandatory quotas. Justice Minister Laszlo Trocsanyi said before the vote — subsequently approved by 141 lawmakers with 41 against and one abstention — that the case will be filed at European Court of Justice in Luxembourg in early December. According to the text of the bill, the quota “ignores the (EU’s) principle of subsidiarity and fails to grant national parliaments the opportunity to express their opinion”.

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