PM Orbán in State of the Nation address: The last decade has been the most successful in Hungary’s last 100 years
Here are some highlights from the prime minister’s speechRead more
Minister Szijjártó said that “very alarming” developments were taking place to the south of Europe, which make it “clear” that Brussels had failed to build a southern line of defense over the past three and a half years. “The danger is here and it is growing,” he said
They’re not giving in, those who see quotas and pro-immigration policies as Europe’s answer to the migration crisis. We’ll see a “decisive showdown” in June, said Prime Minister Orbán this week, when the EU’s heads of state and government will gather in Brussels again. Immigration will feature as one of the overriding issues on the agenda.
“The Hungarian people have a right to live in security, so that they do not have to be afraid of terrorist attacks and so that they can protect themselves from the security risks of the emergence of parallel societies,” Minister Szijjártó said
In a Europe that has experienced acts of terrorism with increasing frequency in recent years, Hungary stands out as an island of security at the heart of the continent. The reasons are many, but important among them is the political will to keep it like that. In addition to the border fence securing an otherwise vulnerable stretch of the European Union’s southeastern border, the Orbán Government bolstered defense forces through the Zrinyi 2026 program.
Recently, the UK newspaper Daily Star featured Hungary on a top ten list of “safe travel destinations with low threat of terrorism.” The ranking came just weeks after Minister János Lázár said that is Prime Minister Orbán’s aim to have Hungary considered among the top ten safest countries of the world.
“European leaders are responsible for guaranteeing the security of the continent, and those who are incapable of doing so have no place among the leaders of Europe. Their job should be to do something to combat the threat of terrorism," Hungary's foreign minister said