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Hungary committed to hold planned migrant quota referendum

BUDAPEST: Hungary will go ahead with a planned referendum on future European Union quotas for resettling migrants, a Hungarian government spokesman said on Monday. “The government is determined, and has no reason not to hold (the vote),” spokesman Zoltan Kovacs told Reuters. “It has never been more relevant to ask what the people think.” Kovacs… Read More »

Austria says agrees to help Hungary secure Schengen border

VIENNA: Austria agreed on Friday to provide equipment and personnel to help Hungary secure its Schengen border and prevent illegal immigration, an Austrian Defence Ministry spokesman said. Since the height of the refugee crisis last year thousands of refugees have crossed into Hungary – an eastern outpost of Europe’s passport-free Schengen zone – many of… Read More »