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Jun 15, 2017

Hungary criticizes Brussels for not taking terrorism seriously

Why is the European Commission not holding a meeting about how to manage the most serious threat of terrorism? Hungary's foreign minister has asked

Hungary’s foreign minister has criticized Brussels for not taking terrorism seriously while they continue to enforce their migrant quotas on EU member states.

Péter Szijjártó, minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, has called for the European Commission or the European Parliament to deal with the issues facing Europe today before it’s too late.

Why is the European Commission not holding a meeting about how to manage the most serious threat of terrorism? the minister asked.

Minister Szijjártó said that the EU is very good at treating Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic as “culprits”, but this merely demonstrates the double standards that exist in Europe today.

Hungary is doing everything it can to guarantee the Hungarian people’s security, and to ensure that illegal migrants cannot gain access to western Europe through Hungary, the minister said.

Minister Szijjártó said that we simply cannot allow the European Commission to take the right away from the Member States to decide who they wish to let in, who they want to live together with and who not.

The minister said that there is ongoing consultation among the Visegrád Four whose positions "fully coincide". We made it clear that we are not going to yield to pressure, we are not going to yield to blackmail, Szijjártó stated, adding that the Visegrád countries resist, and will not introduce the mandatory quotas.