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Apr 17, 2019

Migration will be the decisive issue of the upcoming EP elections, says spokesman

The Hungarian government’s international spokesman has said the Italians share similar views to Hungary that migration will be the decisive issue of the upcoming European Parliament elections

The Hungarian government’s international spokesman has said the Italians share similar views to Hungary that migration will be the decisive issue of the upcoming European Parliament elections.

Zoltán Kovács said after attending a roundtable held about Hungary in Rome on Tuesday that the majority of Italians view Hungarians’ resoluteness as an example to follow.

The spokesman said Hungarian voters have contributed to the development of this image by giving two-thirds majority support in three consecutive elections to Hungary‘s center-right government “which clearly and resolutely represents the principles that Hungarian voters entrusted it with,” he added.

A survey prepared by the Italian public opinion institute Piepoli and presented at the roundtable event at the Hungarian embassy showed that the majority of Italians highly appreciated Hungarians’ resoluteness.

Kovács said the Hungarian government’s anti-migration stance had also contributed to the development of the image. An overview of European countries clearly shows that the Hungarian government’s migration policy is the most consistent, he added.

“The Hungarian government believes in the effective cooperation of nation states and not in a united states of Europe which neglects the wishes of voters from nation states,” Kovács said.

Hungary’s economic performance was also discussed at the roundtable. “The Hungarian government follows a pragmatic policy in this field as well, offering family support, pursuing a national strategy and reducing public debt,” the spokesman said.