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Viktor Orban’s ‘war’ with Brussels could be the fight that ends the Union
On Sunday, Orban’s country will go to the polls to vote on whether or not citizens are willing to accept taking on migrant quotas set in Brussels.
The question is “do you want the European Union to be able to order the mandatory settlement of non-Hungarian citizens in Hungary without Parliament’s consent?” – and political experts say the answer will be an overwhelming no.
But in Budapest politicians fear the referendum is about more than migrants.
Politicians in the capital city are viewing the vote as the first blow in a David and Goliath sized battle between a country of 10m people – and the leaders of the most powerful nations on the continent.
Orban, leader of the ruling Fidesz Party, does not want the EU to be able to order him around – and his people support him.