Feb 01, 2019

FM: Migration should be stopped rather than organized

Minister Szijjártó labelled the EU's migration approach as “dangerous” and something to be prevented by voters in the European parliamentary elections

On the sidelines of an informal meeting of European foreign ministers, Péter Szijjártó said the European Socialists planned channelised migration to Europe.

Minister Szijjártó labelled this approach as “dangerous” and something to be prevented by voters in the European parliamentary elections.

“Migration should be stopped rather than organized,” Minister Szijjártó told Hungarian journalists in Bucharest on Thursday.

“It is clear that Frans Timmermans and the European Socialists are following the orders of the Soros network and want to further intensify migration trends in the direction of Europe.” The strengthening of migration trends can be prevented only if anti-migration forces gain a majority in the EP elections, he said

“This is a big debate taking place in the council of foreign ministers, too, because several governments in Europe have taken a pro-migration stand,” the minister said.

“At the same time, I believe that voters will be able to decide in the EP elections which direction Europe should follow on this matter,” he added.

Minister Szijjártó also said the foreign ministers reviewed challenges affecting Europe such as “frozen conflicts” to the east and “crisis areas” to the south and south-east.

“Unfortunately, no progress has been made regarding the crises that surround us to the south, neither in the Syrian nor the Libyan crises,” the minister said. “On top of that, taking together the migrants from sub-Saharan Africa arriving in north Africa and those in the Middle East, some 30-35 million people live in the direct vicinity of Europe who might decide at any point, due to their living conditions, to set off for Europe,” he added.