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EU Commission strikes back at Hungarian information campaign against Juncker, Soros

The European Commission on Thursday addressed suggestions in a Hungarian government information campaign that Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and billionaire investor George Soros seek to flood the country with migrants, Reuters reports. The Commission published a report debunking the assertions on billboards and full-page newspaper ads. The report rejected Hungarian assertions that the EU executive arm wanted to introduce refugee resettlement quotas, stating that refugee resettlement “is and will always be on a purely voluntary basis.” The Commission also said that EU funding had nothing to do with a country’s stance on immigration, but that cohesion money would go to states hit by migration.