EU executive opens case against Hungary over its asylum law

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Posted: Dec 10, 2015 6:21 AM

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission opened on Thursday an infringement case against Hungary over its recently adopted asylum law because it breaches European Union rules.

The EU executive said it was not satisfied with the response from Hungarian authorities regarding its concerns.

"As a consequence of these concerns, the Commission has today initiated an infringement procedure and sent a letter of formal notice to Hungary. The Hungarian authorities have two months to respond to the Commission," the EU executive said.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's policy is to fend off the flow of hundreds of thousands of migrants pouring into Europe from the Middle East and Asia, triggering criticism from his neighbors.

(Reporting by Foo Yun Chee)