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Nov 23, 2018

Europe has been moving in the wrong direction, says head of PM’s office

Gergely Gulyás said Hungary was the only country “with an exemplary approach” to handling migration, and the first EU member to “do its duty and protect the external borders”

The head of the Prime Minister’s Office has said the European community has been moving in the wrong direction in recent years.

Addressing a conference on the Article 7 procedure against Hungary, Gergely Gulyás said the European Commission no longer acted as a guardian of the treaties, but now played a political role.

Gulyás felt that in recent years countries that neglected Schengen rules were considered “good” Europeans while others enforcing those regulations were “bad”.

The minister said Hungary was the only country “with an exemplary approach” to handling migration, and the first EU member to “do its duty and protect the external borders”.

Concerning the European Parliament’s Sargentini report, Gulyás said that the author “has Soviet-type leanings”. He argued that Dutch MEP Judith Sargentini “wants to influence the independent Hungarian judiciary” and insisted that her report was an “indictment”.