Orbán Sees 'No Chance' for EU Migration Deal
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Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said there was "not any chance" of European Union leaders reaching an agreement on migration ahead of a summit in Granada on Friday, according to a report by state news wire MTI.
Orbán said an EU proposal on migration had been "pushed through" even though Hungary and Poland weren't satisfied with it. Now a compromise is "politically impossible" and could remain so "for the next years", he added.
Orbán said Hungary backed the process of EU enlargement but pointed to "enlargement fatigue" among some member states. That's "totally unfair" to countries waiting for accession, he added.
He said Ukraine's EU accession would require a "strategic discussion" as the EU had never weighed the accession of a country at war. "We have to understand why it is good for [the] European Union to integrate Ukraine and what are the consequences of that, on agriculture, on security, on cohesion funds," he added.
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