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May 21, 2019

Hungary leads fight against EU's farm subsidies to support migrants

Despite their denials, the current “pro-migration leaders in Brussels” want to reduce funds in farming “in order to give the money to migrants,” István Nagy said

Hungary’s Farm Minister has revealed that nearly 200,000 people have signed a petition launched by the National Agricultural Chamber and farmers’ alliance Magosz to protest against the European Union’s “plan to use farm subsidies to support migrants”.

István Nagy said the government had backed the petition right from the start and its success has gone beyond expectations, demonstrating wide-spread cooperation among farmers.

“We will do everything we can to protect Hungarian farmers and the agricultural sector from Brussels,” Nagy said. “The most important step will be Sunday’s European Parliament election,” he added.

Despite their denials, the current “pro-migration leaders in Brussels” want to reduce funds in farming “in order to give the money to migrants,” he said. He added that some 25 percent less resources are expected to be allocated to support Hungary’s farming sector and Hungarian farmers, threatening the livelihoods of many farmers and workers in the sector.

Nagy said the results would affect all Hungarian citizens because the price of food would increase and imports of dubious quality would flood the market.

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