The Minister said that the planned quota system is unacceptable for Hungary, and the Cabinet is of the opinion that the European Commission’s actions in this field lack predictability, planning and transparency.

Three weeks ago there was news that Hungary would have to take in 300 immigrants; a couple of days ago, however, the Commission suggested that the country should receive 1100 immigrants, he explained.

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Hungary supports a policy whereby immigrants coming to Europe would first be stopped outside the borders of the EU, where reception centres should be established, and where a decision could be made on whether to allow them to enter the EU.

In other words, the flood of immigrants should be received outside the EU, and not inside it, he stressed.

Mr. Lázár noted that the Government will discuss the issue of immigration at its next Cabinet meeting.