Luxembourg foreign minister calls for Hungary to be booted from EU

Tuesday’s edition of Die Welt newspaper carried an interview with the foreign minister of Luxembourg, Jean Asselborn, in which he called for Hungary to be “temporarily, or in the worst case, permanently” excluded from the European Union.

“We cannot accept that the basic values of the European Union are being massively violated,” Asselborn said in the article. “Anyone, such as Hungary, who builds fences against war refugees, or who infringes on the freedom of the press or the independence of the justice system” should be excluded.

Hungary has been one of Europe’s most outspoken critics of taking in refugees from conflict areas such as Syria. The nation, led by Prime Minister Viktor Orban, has taken several steps to keep refugees out, including building fences along its borders.

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