HUNGARY’S leader has blasted the European Union over its threat to sue the government for £211,000 for each migrant it refuses to take in.
The PM erupted after he said he was told by the EU he would be fined £211,000 per migrant if they refuse to obey the mandatory quotas.
The anger came just weeks ahead of the Hungarian public going to the polls to vote over whether it should accept the EU’s demands on taking refugees.
Hungarian PM Mr Orban believes that these figures show EU bureaucrats are cut off from reality and negligent towards the members of the EU.
“I calculated that a Hungarian citizen could earn this amount, the £211,000, over 39.5 years of work, and that’s if they didn’t eat, drink and raised children, or bought clothes, and didn’t spend on accommodation.
“This clearly shows that our leaders in Brussels are sitting in an ivory tower, separated from the world, and have no connection to reality.”
He said: ”Brussels have no idea of what they are talking about. How can they even create such a proposal? What kind of offence and negligence is this towards the poorer Eastern European countries?”
The Hungarian PM strongly believes the question of migration exemplifies the way Brussels operates in general.
The Hungarian government has been opposing Brussels’ mandatory migrant quotas for months and the country will hold a referendum in October in order to give citizens a chance to decide the refugee policy.
Another shocking piece of data claims migrants cost twice the amount per month of a Hungarian citizen’s minimum salary.