Hungary's PM Orban Mulls Blocking EU Budget if Brussels Spends Money on Migrants

© AP Photo / Darko VojinovicHungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban gestures in Budapest, Hungary, Sunday, April 8, 2018
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban gestures in Budapest, Hungary, Sunday, April 8, 2018 - Sputnik International
The Hungarian politician, who is well known for his tough stance toward refugees, said that Budapest might use its veto power over the EU's budget, stressing that not "a single cent" should be spent on migration-related purposes.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban pledged to block the next EU budget if Budapest is unhappy about the planned spending, the country's head said Friday.

"We don't think that even a single cent should be given to migrants," he stated in a radio interview, adding that other EU states could spend money for migration-related issues out of their national budgets.

"This will be a long debate and negotiating process," he added.

Social media users' opinions on the issue are divided.

Some have supported the move.

Others expressed criticism of Orban's policy.

Viktor Orban has been pursuing a tough line toward migrants since the refugee crisis broke out in Europe in 2015. After hundreds of thousands of migrants entered Hungary, Budapest built a border fence along its southern frontier to stop the inflow.

READ MORE: Migrants Go Home & EU Rebel: Top 5 Points of Viktor Orban's Political Agenda

Harsh anti-immigration measures were a major part of his election campaign and remain one of the main topics in his current political agenda.
In early April, he won a third term as Hungarian PM and secured his Fidesz party a strong majority in the country's parliament.

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