June 30, 2018 / 3:14 PM / 21 days ago

Hungary says has not signed migrant repatriation deal with Germany

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - A spokesman for Hungary’s government on Saturday said it has not entered into any agreement about repatriating asylum seekers after a German government document was circulated saying Budapest was one of 14 governments that had had indicated it would be prepared to do so.

“No such deal has been reached,” Hungarian government spokesman Zoltan Kovacs said.

“It is impossible for a migrant to enter Hungary without entering an EU member earlier,” he added. “In 2015 the Geman tried to make us the first country of entry, but we rejected that already then.”

Reporting by Sandor Peto; Writing by Thomas Escritt; Editing by Victoria Bryan

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