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Feb 21, 2018

Hungary's FM: People who criticize the Stop Soros package are questioning the government’s right to make decisions

“Hungary is protecting European values," the foreign minister said. “Because protecting European values means respecting the European treaties, such as the Schengen Agreement and the Dublin Regulation, and this is what we are facilitating by protecting our borders and denying entry to illegal immigrants," he added

Hungary's foreign minister has said that people who criticize the Stop Soros package are questioning the government’s right to make decisions.

Péter Szijjártó, minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, added that it is clear that illegal immigration is at odds with Hungary’s interests and the dismantling of border protection goes against the security interests of the Hungarian people.

“There are so-called civil society organizations” that are working to support immigration and for open borders, which is at odds with Hungary’s security interests. A government must take action against activities that go against the country’s security, and it must also do so via the employment of legal instruments, the minister said.

The foreign minister said that this is what the "Stop Soros" legislative proposal is all about, and anyone who criticizes it “is criticizing the rights of the Hungary people with relation to their own security”.

The minister also commented on Jean Asselborn's recent comments about Hungary. He said that the dispute between Luxembourg and countries against migration will continue all the while they stand up for the European people.

“Hungary is protecting European values," he said. “Because protecting European values means respecting the European treaties, such as the Schengen Agreement and the Dublin Regulation, and this is what we are facilitating by protecting our borders and denying entry to illegal immigrants," he added.