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Mar 05, 2019

Hungary fulfils its Schengen commitments, protecting not only its own, but also the EU’s external borders, says spokesman

The Hungarian government’s position has remained unchanged for three years: help should be provided at the point where it is needed rather than bringing trouble over to Europe, István Hollik said

The government spokesman has called the European People’s Party politicians critical of the Hungarian government’s media campaign on the EU’s plans to promote migration as “hypocritical”,

István Hollik argued that the campaign was far more low-key than the criticism the government has received over the matter.

When asked why the government had decided to put European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at the center of the campaign, Hollik said Juncker was one of the most prominent “pro-migration” politicians in Brussels.

“The facts show that Juncker is one of the strongest politicians in Brussels who supports migration,” the government spokesman said. Hollik noted Juncker’s past calls for the creation of legal migration routes to the European Union and his comments criticizing the concept of national borders.

Hollik said certain EPP politicians were applying double standards by calling Hungary out for “criticizing the politician whose name is linked to the five most critical years of the European Commission”.

The spokesman said Hungary fulfils its Schengen commitments, protecting not only its own, but also the EU’s external borders. He highlighted that Hungary considers any measure that gives migrants the idea that they can depend on Europe financially as very dangerous.

The Hungarian government’s position has remained unchanged for three years: help should be provided at the point where it is needed rather than bringing trouble over to Europe, Hollik said.