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Aug 23, 2017

Hungary says security in Europe has never been this bad

“European leaders are responsible for guaranteeing the security of the continent, and those who are incapable of doing so have no place among the leaders of Europe. Their job should be to do something to combat the threat of terrorism," Hungary's foreign minister said

Hungary has said that the security situation in Europe has never been this bad and the threat of terrorism has never been as serious.

Péter Szijjártó, minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, made the remarks and based his findings on events this summer.

“European leaders are responsible for guaranteeing the security of the continent, and those who are incapable of doing so have no place among the leaders of Europe. Their job should be to do something to combat the threat of terrorism," Minister Szijjártó said.

“The standard of the European reactions to the latest attacks in Barcelona and Finland is worrying. Europe’s leaders express their condolences following such attacks, but then continue their statements by saying ‘we will not allow ourselves to be intimidated’ and will not allow the lives of European people to be changed," he said.

Minister Szijjártó said these leaders are “misunderstanding reality”, and “if this is all they are capable of” then it is not an overstatement to say that Europe is in great danger.

“Security has now become an important criteria when planning trips within Europe, and the true issues concerning European security remain unsolved because many are incapable of discussing them in an objective manner," the minister added.

“One must take a look at who the perpetrators of these attacks are: illegal immigrants or people who arrived or whose families arrived in Europe as immigrants, and whose integration has been unsuccessful," he said. “There have of course been successful social integration processes, but there have also been failed ones, and parallel societies have come about in some places," he added.

The minister added that the events of this summer prove Hungary's position that illegal immigration can be solved by keeping the migrants out of Europe, because once they arrive, “Europe finds itself in a losing position," he concluded.