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‘NO connection with reality’ EU blasted over £211K fine for EACH migrant Hungary refuses

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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.

Prime minister Viktor Orban said an average citizen would have to work nearly 40 years to earn the same amount and accused Brussels of living in “an ivory tower”.

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.

According to the European Commission’s plans countries who do not accept migrants in their territory, should pay £211,000 for each refugee it turns down, the Hungarian Government’s Information Centre exclusively told Express.co.uk.

Hungarian PM Mr Orban believes that these figures show EU bureaucrats are cut off from reality and negligent towards the members of the EU.

He said in the radio interview:  “Over a seven year period a Hungarian citizen receives approximately £3,400 from the EU budget. While a single migrant is worth £211,000.

“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.”

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Mr Orban believes these figures show EU bureaucrats are cut off from reality

Mr Orban finds it difficult to believe that politicians in Brussels can even suggest such action.

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.

He said: ”So we are talking about migration here, but in effect we are hitting a much more serious problem; that Brussels does’t know the world, which it should influence with its decisions.”

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.

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The Hungarian government has been opposing Brussels’ mandatory migrant quotas for months

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Mr Orban says that Brussels doesn’t know the world, which it should influence with its decisions

Another shocking piece of data claims migrants cost twice the amount per month of a Hungarian citizen’s minimum salary.

In a recent press release the Hungarian Government’s Information Centre wrote:  “A migrant costs £380 per month for the government, which is the double of the amount of the monthly minimum salary in Hungary. ”




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