The decision to move forward with the Migrant Pact is being poorly received by Hungary and Poland.
With the European Council reaching an agreement on the pact recently, the Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán stated there was now “no more chance of any kind of compromise and agreement on migration”.
Orbán said he felt it was politically impossible anytime soon “because legally, we have been raped by Brussels”.
“If you are raped legally, forced to accept something that you don’t like, how would you like to have a compromise and agreement? It’s impossible!,” he said.
Brussels legally raped Poland and Hungary by forcing through the #MigrationPact . So there will be no compromise on migration. Not today, and not in the upcoming years. We will defend our borders from migrants and from the Brussels bureaucrats as well! pic.twitter.com/YRR5IJfQKR
— Orbán Viktor (@PM_ViktorOrban) October 6, 2023
Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on X that he would use his veto on the European Council “against the dangerous plans of Donald Tusk, PO [Tusks’ party], Germany and Brussels”.
Poland said there is no possibility of relocating irregular migrants without the consensus of the European Union Member States.
The rest of the EU does not seem to agree with that opinion, as there already have been two votes on the Migration Pact, one in June and one on October 4, that did not require unanimity.
Orbán had already fired shots at the EU by posting a video on social media lambasting “Brussels bureaucrats” and what he said was their failing, expensive policies towards Ukraine and migration.
“Brussels is losing control. In a few months, there will be elections in Europe, and instead of their work, the bureaucrats are already paying attention to what will happen to them”, he said, referring to the manoeuvring by many in Brussels as they try to secure their positions there.