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Dec 05, 2017

Hungary rejects the fact that we should have to live with terrorism, says foreign minister

“Terrorism didn’t use to be part of everyday life in Europe, and Hungary rejects the fact that we should have to live with this, and that this is something natural," Hungary's foreign minister said. “We expect European institutions to finally take action with regard to this issue"

Hungary's foreign minister has said that terrorism didn’t use to be part of everyday life in Europe, and Hungary rejects the fact that we should have to live with it.

“We expect European institutions to finally take action with regard to this issue," said Péter Szijjártó, minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade. “The right of EU member states to debate issues relating to the future of integration cannot be taken away," he added.

The minister's comments come in light of a statement made by Luxembourg’s foreign minister Jean Asselborn in a German newspaper, which highlights plans to "organize immigration", while the Hungarian government wants to stop it. “This is the fundamental and irresolvable difference between us," the minister said. He stressed that a legal opportunity must be established for immigration aimed at Europe.

With relation to terrorism, Minister Szijjártó pointed out that during the past two years there have been 27 terrorist attacks in Europe, claiming the lives of 330 people and injuring 1,300 others.