Sep 20, 2016

Brussels is sticking to its migrant relocation plan

“Brussels is powerless if the majority of a country stands behind its government," András Giró-Szász said

Brussels is determined to stick to its migrant relocation quotas, according to András Giró-Szász, senior advisor to the prime minister.

“The statement by the European Commission’s spokesperson on Monday has proven that Brussels is continuing to stick to the mandatory relocation quota, and so it is clear why we must go out and vote no on October 2," Giró-Szász said.

Giró-Szász quoted the statement by Commission Spokesperson Margaritis Schinas according to which many had misunderstood last week’s comments by Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and thought that Brussels was scrapping plans for the mandatory relocation quota.

On Monday in Berlin German Chancellor Angela Merkel also said that she would turn back the clock if she could, because in her opinion the refugee crisis had taken Germany by surprise, he added.

According to the prime minister's advisor, given the situation it is clear why people should go out, irrespective of their party affiliation, and vote no at the October 2 referendum.

“While a year ago many criticized Viktor Orbán and the Hungarian government for building a fence along the county’s southern border, at last week’s informal EU summit in Bratislava EU leaders agreed to construct a fence in Bulgaria," he highlighted. Even the “leftist Italian press” commented events by saying that the Visegrád Group was the only successful group in the EU, he noted.

According to Giró-Szász, the willingness of migrants to integrate is clearly shown by the fact that of the 1.5 million immigrants who arrived in Germany last year only a little over a hundred are now working. “And the fact that it is often impossible to integrate even third and fourth generation migrants in Western Europe is indicated by the fact that there are now 104 so-called no-go zones in France that even the police are reluctant to enter," he added.

“International law affords migrants who have already been admitted the right to family reunification; each migrant means an average of six new immigrants within a period of ten years," he stated.

“Brussels is powerless if the majority of a country stands behind its government” and this is why it is important that the “overwhelming majority no” should provide the government with the power it requires in this struggle, Giró-Szász stressed. “Ground-shaking force has always forced Brussels to back down," he said.