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Poland, Hungary leaders persist with anti-migrant policies

Szydlo, Orban meeting in Warsaw

22 September, 15:44
(ANSA) - WARSAW - The leaders of Poland and Hungary insisted Friday that they will stick to their anti-migrant policies in defiance of the European Union and warnings of sanctions.

The refusal by either country to back a plan designed to ease the pressure on countries such as Greece and Italy has put them at odds with the EU's executive Commission, which has opened up infringement procedures against the pair.

Following a meeting with his Polish counterpart in Warsaw, Hungary's prime minister, Viktor Orban, said EU nations have to accept the fact that neither his country nor Poland want to be "immigrant countries." Poland's Prime Minister Beata Szydlo echoed Orban's position and said security issues were the main considerations, and that their policies are "right." (ANSA).

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