PM Orbán on EU summit: We defended our ground
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During an international conference on terrorism and curbing extremism in Tajikistan, Péter Szijjártó, minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said it is no longer an exaggeration to declare that the security of Europe begins in Central Asia
“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
Péter Szijjártó, minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, announced that he will submit the proposal to the head of the UN General Assembly during his opening address to an international conference focusing on the UN’s migration package in Budapest
“We didn’t want migrants, you did,” Prime Minister Orbán said in an interview published this week in the German daily Bild, adding that Germany and Angela Merkel’s infamous Wilkommenskultur were at the forefront of support for immigration. Prime Minister Orbán, however, has pushed for a different approach, insisting that the borders of Europe must be protected to preserve the freedoms achieved within the EU and that illegal immigration has a direct impact on security.
“Not everything that Orbán or Kaczynski say is foolish,” Mikuláš Dzurinda said. “I often feel that the European administration in Brussels interferes with the member states’ competence and that they are barely consulted"
György Bakondi said more people are arriving from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sub-Saharan Africa, but are not fleeing war and are setting out for Europe in the hope of a better life because of economic problems in their homeland
Hate to say we told you so, but that moment that Hungary has long been warning against has arrived. The European Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee (LIBE) has approved a regulation that would introduce a mandatory migrant quota system without an upper limit on the number of migrants. If this regulation is enacted, the European Parliament has approved the permanent quota system and is carrying out the plan of billionaire financier George Soros, seemingly point by point.
The survey will be distributed in October and will touch on the relocation of a million migrants as well as proposals on border closures. The survey can be filled out online or on paper and returned by post
“We will continue to reject illegal migration and to fight against mandatory settlement quotas. We will not let them impose on us a failed and dangerous decision regarding the mandatory settlement quota," Hungary's foreign minister said
Hungary’s government proposes that the EU should scrap its mandatory migrant quota scheme, the foreign minister said, arguing that the EU is “unfit” to handle the migration crisis and only “aggravates” the situation
Hungary’s southern border seal has fulfilled expectations and the pressure of migration has eased but this situation can change at any moment. Analysts in Germany have estimated that around 6.6 million people are ready to set off for Europe
Latvian members of Parliament signed and issued a declaration in support of Hungary after the European Commission launched infringement proceedings against several countries including Hungary because of their migration policies
Both parties have signed a bilateral agreement on Interior Ministry and anti-terrorism cooperation according to which Hungary will be sharing its border control and border security experiences with Tunisia
"There are more serious crises emerging and there have been no successful breakthroughs in resolving these issues despite the efforts of the European Union and the international community," Hungary's foreign minister said
“Clearly, Mr. Orban is playing the European Union for a patsy,” the New York Times editors write in a piece published yesterday. “At what point will the union have the courage to take action against his policies?”
Yesterday afternoon, Hungarian Minister of Justice Trócsányi and I were invited to defend the Orbán Government’s policy on migration before the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs.
János Lázár, the minister heading the Prime Minister’s Office, said that Hungary’s Strategic Cabinet has come to a decision on the amendment of the four acts required to reintroduce restrictions on the freedom of movement of migrants and the bill will soon be put before Parliament