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5th March, 2019

750 more Venezuelans expected to come to Hungary

The cabinet wants to take in 750 more Venezuelan citizens alongside the 350 who have arrived here in recent months from the country now immersed in misery and violence, according to the BBC.

The total of 1,100 would be almost as many as Hungary was to have admitted from Italy and Greece under the EU’s quota system.

Hungary accepted 94 asylum-seekers from other countries in the first nine months of 2018, the BBC adds.

The government claims that the Venezuelans are genuine Hungarians “coming home,” but few were born in Hungary or speak Hungarian, the report says.

Sources regularly consulted, with abbreviations used in text: Népszabadság (N); Magyar Hírlap (MH); Világgazdaság (VG); Napi Gazdaság (NG); Magyar Nemzet (MN); Népszava (Nsz); Kossuth Rádió news (KR); nightly TV news (TV).

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