Hungary has ruled out resubmitting a law to ban the resettlement of migrants after parliament narrowly rejected the plan this week. Speaking on state radio on Friday, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said his government will now fight the European Union’s migrant quotas in Brussels. The far-right opposition Jobbik party sealed the bill’s rejection by boycotting the vote. It offered support only if the government scrapped a separate bond scheme that allows foreigners to buy residency rights. In October, an overwhelming majority of Hungarians voted in a referendum to reject EU quotas stipulating how many migrants member states must accept.
The developer of the stalled Dakota Access oil pipeline could get clearance from the Army as early as Wednesday to finish the $3.8 billion project, though the American Indian tribe that has led the battle against the project for months has vowed to continue the fight. The Army said Tuesday that it will allow the four-state pipeline to cross under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota, the last big chunk of construction. The Standing Rock Sioux promised to fight the development in court.
CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — Construction of the Dakota Access pipeline under a North Dakota reservoir has begun and the full pipeline should be operational within three months, the developer of the long-delayed project said Thursday, even as American Indian activists vowed to fight in the courts to protect their water supply. The Army granted Energy Transfer Partners formal permission Wednesday to lay pipe under Lake Oahe, clearing the way for completion of the 1,200-mile, $3.8 billion pipeline.
New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): Condemning the decision to impose President's rule in Arunachal Pradesh, Congress leader Raj Babbar on Wednesday vowed to continue the fight against the NDA government. Babbar said the way a full-fledged Congress government was removed from the state, shows 'autocratic' attitude of Prime Minister Narendra Modi against the non-BJP ruled states. He further assured that the matter of Arunachal Pradesh will be raised in the next session of the Parliament.
Hungarians voted on Sunday in a controversial referendum on whether they want to accept EU migrant quotas. The latest polls suggest that the majority of those who do vote will reject the quotas but it appears likely that voter turnout will be less than 50 percent, meaning the vote won’t be valid. Opposition parties have been urging their supporters to stay away in protest. Prime Minister Viktor Orban has urged voters to reject the EU’s demand which aims to relieve some of the migration burden from Greece and Italy’s shoulders. Orban, who has been in power since 2010, has been linking migration to terrorism and says migrants threaten Hungary’s Christian culture. He is among the toughest opponents of immigration in the EU, and over the past year he has sealed Hungary’s southern borders with a razor-wire fence and thousands of army and police border patrols. Hundreds of thousands of migrants have passed through Hungary in their determination to reach richer EU states such as Germany but very few have actually remained there. This year Hungary recorded around 18,000 illegal border crossings. Orban’s hardline approach on migration has won allies in Central Europe. Eastern Europe’s ex-communist states, now in the EU, are opposing a policy that would require all EU countries to take in some of the hundreds of thousands of people seeking asylum in the bloc. While Budapest says immigration policy should be a matter of national sovereignty, human rights groups have criticized the government for stoking fears and xenophobia, and for mistreating refugees on the border.
Hungarians have voted to reject the EU’s migrant quotas in a referendum, however, the turnout was below the 50% threshold to be valid, according to an opinion poll from Nezopont think-tank. Gergely Gulyas an MP from the ruling party said that exit poll data suggested voter turnout will be around 45%, and that 95% of those who did vote rejected the mandatory quotas. Viktor Orban and his Fidesz party are some of the strongest opponents of immigration in the EU. As the migrant crisis erupted in the last year the government decided to seal its borders with a razor-wire fence.
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Thousands of people in Budapest protest against upcoming referendum in which Hungarians are poised to reject the EU's troubled refugee quota plan, potentially further boosting the European clout of fiercely anti-migrant Prime Minister Viktor Orban.
Migrants continue to cross the Serbian border into Hungary, as Hungarian authorities boost police numbers and security patrols. The 175km barbed wire fence that runs along the border is to be completed by the end of August.