European citizens face two threats, the prime minister said, one from Brussels and the other migrants coming from the south. Viktor Orbán said the “threat” from Brussels was the “mandatory quota system” for distributing migrants among EU member states which has again surfaced in light of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s recent visit to Turkey. This is “the biggest threat” in the coming months, Orbán told journalists. The issue is not about a German-Turkish bilateral agreement but about an agreement between the EU and Turkey.
The EU-Turkey pact calls for 400,000-500,000 migrants “to be transported directly” from Turkey to the European Union, he said, noting that Hungary protests against the plan. This concept has not been made public yet because several EU member states have insisted that the distribution of migrants cannot be enforced but must be a voluntary move on the part of nation states, he said. Orbán said the other “threat” to prepare for is a major increase of migration pressure from the south. The Hungarian government has taken steps to beef up the fence along its border, he added.