PM Orbán: A mandatory migrant quota is out of the question, external borders must be defended
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On Sunday, The New York Times published a 2,500-word article on Hungary, “As West Fears the Rise of Autocrats, Hungary Shows What’s Possible.” It even appeared on the front page of the print edition, featured front and center with photos, under a somewhat less subtle title, “Taking an Ax to Democracy as Europe Fidgets.”
Eurostat figures show that home prices grew 3 percent compared to the previous quarter and 10.2 percent compared to Q3 of 2016. Rent is also going up in Budapest and other towns and cities across Hungary
Over 600 participants, representing 53 countries gathered last week in Budapest for the 67th session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee of Europe. Selecting Hungary to host the event offers important recognition of the government’s dedication to building a healthier nation.
"In order to preserve Hungary for our children and grandchildren, and to live here as Hungarians, we must protect our country’s borders and act against such dangers as mass illegal migration and terrorism,” Hungary's defense minister said
Despite the summer heat, tourists have flooded the streets of Budapest and the Hungarian countryside. Tourism remains one of the leading sectors of the Hungarian economy, and the numbers are growing exponentially.
Had Turkey not fulfilled its obligation, Europe would have been flooded by many millions of migrants and “we would not be able to handle that," PM Orbán said. “Turkey deserves respect for this, which we will always give it," he added
“European publics are quite critical of the EU’s handling of refugee issues,” according to the Pew Research Center’s recent public opinion study. “And they want their national governments to be the ones making decisions about the migration of non-EU citizens into their countries”
As a result of the hard work of Hungarian people, Hungary once again stands before an “economic breakthrough,” said Prime Minister Viktor Orbán addressing the Parliament earlier this week at the opening of the spring session.
International relations has its political dimension. Certain interests will support a government or oppose it motivated by a political agenda. That’s understandable. But when purely partisan politics becomes the most important driving force behind bilateral or multilateral relations among sovereign, independent countries, then we’ve got a serious problem.
When former US President Bill Clinton claimed earlier this week that Hungary and Poland owe their freedom to “the long Cold War” and the United States of America, he demonstrated an extraordinary ignorance not only of Hungarian history but also of Europe and the global political landscape.
Hungary will mark the 60th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution this autumn. Events are already underway across the country to honor those who courageously rose up against communist tyranny during those fateful days that began October 23, 1956.