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Nov 25, 2019

Migration to remain the number one issue in Europe over the coming years, says official

“We must see that the problem is here to stay,” said Zsolt Németh, the head of parliament’s foreign affairs committee.

The head of parliament’s foreign affairs committee has said migration was set to remain the number one issue in Europe over the coming years. “We must see that the problem is here to stay,” Zsolt Németh said in his opening speech at a conference organized by the Századvég Foundation.

According to MTI, Németh also said the European Union would benefit from having assigned the position of European commissioner for the neighborhood and enlargement portfolio to Olivér Várhelyi. Németh said Várhelyi would also likely have to deal with the issues of mass migration, Islamization as well as the “shared area” of the two phenomena.

Németh said Hungary was in a good position to address these issues, arguing that it had good relations with the countries that have an interest in EU enlargement. Hungary has also established strong ties with Islamic countries like Turkey, he added.

Meanwhile, Németh said “Muslim religious trends” were a threat to traditional societies, human rights and the rights of women, adding that they posed a “deadly threat” to Jewish communities. Budapest, in contrast, is “an island of peace” for the Jewish community, he said.

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