September 8, 2017 / 6:58 AM / 15 days ago

Hungarian PM Orban says will fight after EU ruling on migrant quota

BUDAPEST, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Hungary will not change its stance on immigration after the European Union’s top court dismissed a challenge by Hungary and Slovakia against migrant quotas, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday.

“We must take note of the ruling as we cannot erode the foundation of the EU -- and respect of law is the foundation of the EU -- but at the same time this court ruling is no reason for us to change our policy which rejects migrants,” Orban told state radio.

Orban also said, responding to a letter by the president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, that creating a link between the question of immigration and EU cohesion funding was against the EU’s rules and was “immoral.”

Reporting by Krisztina Than, editing by Larry King

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