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Jun 05, 2018

Hungary's FM: Europe is at threat from Africa's migrant crisis

If the UN's goals are realized then the make-up of Europe’s population will change radically in the upcoming few years, the foreign minister said

Hungary's foreign minister has said Europe is at threat from the impending migration crisis heading over from Africa. 

Péter Szijjártó, minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, made the remarks prior to a speech he will give at the intergovernmental negotiations on the global migration package at the United Nations Headquarters.

“In its current form, the Global Compact for Migration is an African migration package, the beneficiary of which is Africa, and as a result of which the population of Europe could change radically in the upcoming period," the minister said 

“As the debate progresses, the situation is getting increasingly worse. It would now be justified to rechristen the Global Compact for Migration to the African Compact, since its clear beneficiary is Africa and its clear victim is Europe," he added. 

Minister Szijjártó explained that in its current form the Global Compact includes changes that not only describe mass migration as a fact, but as a desirable process, and with this package Europe has to give up the fight against migration processes.

“Adoringly, in this form the Global Compact represents an extreme danger to Europe because if the goals set down in the plan are realized then the make-up of Europe’s population will change radically in the upcoming few years," he said. 

The minister pointed out that amendments have been made to the Compact that further reinforce the factors that facilitate and give rise to major migration processes. 

“For instance, it calls for all migrants to receive all kinds of services after leaving their homes, irrespective of what transit country they are in or what country they happen to have chosen for themselves," he highlighted.

The minister also pointed out that bizarrely the package decriminalizes illegally crossing borders, meaning the UN’s goal is for nobody in the world to handle illegal border crossing as a crime, but simply as a kind of administrative issue, which undermines the security of individual states to the extreme. 

“The migration package also states that migration must be regarded as the best solution to demographic or labor market challenges in an almost mandatory and definitive manner," he said. 

“Hungary does not agree with this; in Hungary we see the solution to these challenges in the continuous development of education and the birth of more children, and not in bringing illegal immigrants into the country," he added. 

Finally, the minister pointed out that the package calls for the international community to provide funds for aiding the migration process, something he views as devoid of common sense. 

“In its current form, the Global Compact for Migration is an African migration package, the victim of which is Europe, and as result of which Europe’s population, if things remain unchanged, could change radically in the upcoming period," he concluded.