Hungary celebrates VICTORY over EU’s migrant quotas after Juncker’s speech

But he has also championed multiple ideas to tackle the migrant crisis, including strengthening the EU’s external border and building reception centres in the country of origin for many migrants, rather than in the EU. 

He previously said: “We will not give in to blackmail from Brussels. We reject the mandatory relocation quota.” 

EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in his State of the Union address yesterday seemed to take on board some of the ideas. 

Addressing the floor, he said: “When it comes to returns: People who have no right to stay in Europe must be returned to their countries of origin.

“We are now protecting Europe’s external borders more effectively.”

And Mr Macron recently proposed creating migration centres in Niger and Chad. 

Italy, which has borne the brunt of migrants arriving from Italy after the Western Balklan route was shut down, has also called for toucher action, echoing Hungary.

French President Emmanuel Macron recently called a meeting with leaders from Germany, Italy and Spain, in a bid to emphasise solidarity. 

There is a divide between EU countries, with some claiming they are forced to tackle the issue of migration more than their northern neighbours due to their location.

Italy has made repeated calls to the EU for help in dealing with the influx of migrants over the mediterranean. 

Now some of the measures proposed by eastern Europe Brussels appears to have capitulated on, such as tightening control of EU’s external borders.

Milan Nic, senior fellow at the German Council on Foreign Relations. “Germany was quietly looking for common ground with the Visegrad and several aspects of what they were proposing were incorporated into the discussion.”

The move is likely to met with glee by Mr Orbán, who has claimed for months that his stance is justified.