Referendum - Migrant quota vote to have legal consequence, says Kosa
Lajos Kosa reacted to comments Socialist Party leader Gyula Molnar made earlier in the day in which he called the quota referendum pointless, arguing that it will have no legal consequences.
Molnar told a press conference in Brussels after meeting EU officials that although his party, too, believes that the European Union is in need of reform, they do not agree with the direction Prime Minister Viktor Orban wants the EU to go in. The reforms should instead be about giving more power to member states and their elected officials, he said.
In the referendum Hungarians will be asked: "Do you want to allow the European Union to mandate the resettlement of non-Hungarian citizens to Hungary without the approval of parliament?"
Kosa said the remarks that the outcome of the referendum can be ignored are "undemocratic", and called on opposition leaders to clarify whether they are in the "yes" or "no" camp.
Kosa stressed that the referendum would not be a vote on Hungary's EU membership. The Fidesz parliamentary group is committed to Hungary's EU membership, he insisted, adding, at the same time, that Hungary does not agree with all of the bloc's policies.