The Associated Press reports:
Hungary will not change its immigration policies despite a recent ruling from the EU’s top court that found them in contradiction with the bloc’s laws, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said today. Orban’s announcement came as Hungary is locked in a dispute with the EU over the bloc’s jurisdiction over the affairs of its 27 members.
A ruling last year by the European Court of Justice found that Hungary had failed to respect EU law by conducting pushbacks of people entering the country without authorization, denying them the right to apply for asylum and detaining them in “transit zones” along Hungary’s southern border with Serbia.
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Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán will defy the EU’s top court: he will not be changing the country’s immigration laws despite the court’s ruling that Hungary had “failed to fulfill its obligations” under EU law. https://t.co/WN1JWdgB3N
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