Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is hoping his campaign against migration will secure him a third consecutive term in office. But is the issue still weighing heavily on voters’ minds? DW’s Fanny Facsar reports from Budapest.
Hungary is set to vote on possible criminal penalties against individuals or groups accused of supporting illegal migrants. It's called the "Stop Soros" bill; Orban's government has accused the financier of many things.
The legislation criminalizes aid to illegal immigrants and is punishable with up to one year in jail. Hungary chose to vote on the bill even before the Venice Commission could submit its conclusion on it.
Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic have called for the EU's border management agency to be strengthened. The Visegrad Group has pushed for tough policies on irregular migration to the EU.
The EU should give up "nightmares" of United States of Europe, said Hungarian nationalist leader Viktor Orban while starting his fourth term as prime minister. He won a landslide victory in a recent parliamentary vote.
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