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Jun 08, 2016

Austria shows its support for Hungary's migration policies

The Hungarian government takes action in the best interest of their people

Harald Vilimsky, a prominent right-wing Austrian MEP and general secretary of the Freedom Party (FPÖ), has thrown his “one hundred percent support” behind Hungary's migration policies, reports index.hu.

In the interview, the 50-year-old politician, who is deputy leader of the Europe of Nations and Freedom group in the European Parliament, argued that the Hungarian prime minister is one of the few European leaders who respected EU treaties during the mass influx of migrants.

“In my opinion, the Hungarian government has proven that it is able to act cold-headedly, taking into account the interest of the people and with reason," he said, pointing out that the effect of this “movement of peoples” will be felt not over the next 2-3 years but rather during the next five to ten years.

"If we want to preserve our continent as we know it and love it, I agree with Orbán one hundred per cent," he claimed.

During recent presidential elections in Austria, the anti-immigration party’s candidate Norbert Hofer won 49.8 percent of the vote, losing by a narrow margin to the Greens’ Alexander Van der Bellen.