“The working group on migration will be tasked with summarising and preparing decisions on all aspects of migration, meaning it could also deal with the EU quota system, the Hungarian quota referendum and even Brexit”, the Government Spokesperson said on Hungarian public television on Monday.

According to Zoltán Kovács, the primary duty of the Working Group is to prepare the legal tasks relating to the European Union summit at the end of July and to migration in general. Most importantly, the expertise required for the topic must become available at the earliest opportunity, he stressed.

The Working Group, comprised of politicians and experts from the Ministries involved, will already begin work prior to next week’s Cabinet meeting, he continued. The Working Group may also be tasked with assessing Thursday’s referendum on the United Kingdom’s continued membership of the European Union, because whatever the outcome “many things will change as a result”, Mr. Kovács added.

In addition, the Working Group will also discuss the already adopted EU quota, which Hungary and Slovakia are contesting at the European Court of Justice, the proposed new Brussels quota and also the Hungarian referendum on the subject. It will provide assistance to the Cabinet with relation to preparations for the latter and in handling and processing its consequences, he added.

(Cabinet Office of the Prime Minister/MTI)