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Apr 08, 2019

Immigration remains the most important issue for Europe, says official

Hungarian voters have the chance to influence European decision-making if the program of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán gets the most support in the European Parliament elections

The head of the Prime Minister’s Cabinet Office has said that immigration remains the most important issue for Europe, and the handling of that issue must be entrusted to nation states as the European Union leadership in Brussels is not prepared to stop the trend.

Antal Rogán said it’s not just Hungarians, but most Europeans are dissatisfied with EU measures against illegal immigration, citing a survey by think tank Századvég.

Rogán pointed out that under the Juncker-Timmermans European Commission, one of the most important member states left the EU, while more than 2 million immigrants flowed in, he said. He added that the unsuccessful integration of these immigrants has led to a security crisis and a heightened risk of terrorism, while more immigrants are massing along the borders waiting to get in.

The official said the danger is not past, but could become permanent if left-wing, pro-immigration parties continue to validate their interests in the EU leadership after the May EP elections. The social democrats, liberals and green parties believe immigration is a fundamental right and their leaders would allow masses of foreigners into Europe, awarding them migrant debit cards and migrant visas, he added.

Rogán stressed that Hungarian voters have the chance to influence European decision-making if the program of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán gets the most support in the European Parliament elections and if the candidates of governing Fidesz win a strong mandate in the EP.