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Sep 13, 2018

FM: Hungary will be reviewing the available opportunities for legal redress over Sargentini report

EP decision on the adoption of the Sargentini Report is "the petty revenge of pro-immigration politicians," says foreign minister

Hungary's foreign minister said the decision of the European Parliament on the adoption of the Sargentini Report is "the petty revenge of the pro-immigration politicians.”

Péter Szijjártó, minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, stressed that by adopting the document they are condemning Hungary and the Hungarian people because “we have proven that there is no need for migration and that migration can be stopped."

Minister Szijjártó said the decision is the result of trickery because votes in abstention were not included in the result, in disregard of the clear stipulations of the European treaties. “We will be reviewing the available opportunities for legal redress," he said. 

Meanwhile Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács said that Tuesday’s debate paints a detailed picture of the ‘witch-hunt and conceptual procedure’ being targeted against Hungary. “During the debate, everyone spoke out and betrayed themselves," he said.

“Europe is facing a huge challenge. Many, including the Soros-backed NGOs, the business interests linked to them and the left-wing liberal approach, regard illegal migration as unavoidable, and in fact desirable, and would like to create a continent that breaks with its traditions and with the foundations on which European culture came about," he said. 

“In contrast, the Hungarian government would like to stick with a Europe of nations that regards national identity as a strength," he declared.