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Jul 30, 2018

PM Orbán: Every European country has the right to protect its Christian culture and the traditional family model, as well as reject immigration

During his speech at the 29th Balvanyos Summer University in Baile Tusnad (Tusnádfürdő), PM Orbán insisted that Europe’s current leaders were “inadequate” and incapable of protecting the continent from migration

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has said that every European country has the right to protect its Christian culture and the traditional family model as well as the right to reject immigration.

During his speech at the 29th Balvanyos Summer University in Baile Tusnad (Tusnádfürdő), PM Orbán insisted that Europe’s current leaders were “inadequate” and incapable of protecting the continent from migration.

The prime minister said the European elite had become bankrupt, and the symbol of this bankruptcy was the European Commission, whose days, he insisted, were numbered.

PM Orbán said the Commission’s job was to be impartial and to guarantee the EU’s four freedoms. Instead, the Commission has become biased “because it sides with the liberals,” Orbán said.

“It is biased because it works against central Europe and is not a friend of freedom; it works to build a European socialism instead of freedom.

“The exclusively liberal European elite denies its roots and is building an open society instead of a Europe based on Christianity,” he added.

According to MTI, the prime minister said there was an alternative to liberal democracy and he dismissed the idea that Christian Democracy could also be liberal, saying that Christian Democracy was “illiberal”.

Liberal democracy stands for multiculturalism and it undertakes the model of immigration and a flexible definition of the family. “Christian Democracy, on the other hand, gives priority to Christian culture, anti-immigration and the Christian family,” he said.

The result of next year’s EP elections would result in waving goodbye to liberal democracy and to “the elite of 1968”. Instead of the 1968 generation, the time has come for the anti-communist, Christian, nationally committed generation of 1990, he said.

Meanwhile, PM Orbán said the EU was currently pursuing a primitive policy towards Russia and “a nuanced policy is needed instead”.

The security of Hungary and the whole of the Carpathian Basin, as well as that of Europe, depends on whether Turkey, Israel and Egypt are stable enough to stop the influx of Muslims, he added.

PM Orbán set out five principles that were necessary for central Europe to occupy a “worthy place” in Europe.

Every European country had the right to protect its Christian culture and to reject “the ideology of multiculturalism”.

Also, the traditional family model and the principle that “every child has the right to a mother and a father” must be upheld.

Further, central European countries have the right to protect their nationally strategic sectors and markets.

He concluded that countries also have a fundamental right to defend their borders and to reject immigration.