Orban says EU summit in Bratislava was "unsuccessful" on migration

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has described the summit of EU leaders in Bratislava as a failure when it comes to migration policies.

"It was unsuccessful insofar as that it did not succeed in changing Brussels' immigration policy," Orban told Hungarian journalists after the meeting, in comments carried by state news agency MTI.

"In the union, the same self-destructive and naive immigration policies as before still prevail," he said. "Even now people were still speaking more about speeding up the distribution [of refugees] than stopping migrants at the Schengen [external] borders."

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has also described on Twitter the progress made at the summit as "too little," warning that "without changing policy on the economy and immigration, Europe risks a lot."

Last update: Fri, 16/09/2016 - 21:23

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