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Mar 08, 2019

Migration is the “most important topic” for the upcoming EP elections, says official

“Since the border fence was built migrants have avoided Hungary, but if the government changed its policy, Hungary would be a migrant destination just the same,” Gergely Gulyás said

The head of the Prime Minister’s Office has highlighted how migration is the “most important topic” for the upcoming European parliamentary elections.

Gergely Gulyás said Hungary’s border control prevents masses of migrants from attempting to enter the country illegally. “Since the border fence was built migrants have avoided Hungary, but if the government changed its policy, Hungary would be a migrant destination just the same,” he insisted.

During a press conference, Gulyás also said that Hungary’s ruling Fidesz wants to stay a member of the European People’s Party (EPP). He said “attacks” against Fidesz from within the EPP had come “exclusively from parties that had supported mandatory migrant quotas” but added that “those parties are also important EPP members” and that “the EPP embraces many different opinions”.