Hungary calls for aid to Syria’s neighbors as EU grapples with refugee crisis

Hungary’s prime minister wants the EU to provide sizeable aid to countries neighboring Syria to help them cope with the influx of refugees. His country came under fire for what one politician called Nazi-like policies.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said 3 billion euros ($3.4 billion) in aid should be delivered to Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan to stop the stream of refugees to Europe.

“If it takes more money, we will increase aid until the refugee flows dry up,” Orban told Germany’s “Bild” newspaper on Saturday.

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He said his plan, which called on every European Union member to pay 1 percent extra into the EU budget, would be presented at the next meeting of the bloc’s leaders.

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Source News: DW