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Feb 15, 2018

PM Orbán: Groups led by George Soros would like to see a weak Hungarian government in place that can be blackmailed

The prime minister said that what is at stake at the general election in April is whether Hungary will have an independent government or one that can be blackmailed. The latter would give up national independence and let Hungary be transformed into a migrant country

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has said that foreign economic and political interest groups led by George Soros would like to see a weak Hungarian government in place that can be blackmailed.

The prime minster added that due to crisis management after 2010 and efforts to put energy service providers, some banks and a part of the German-owned media under national control, the government ceased to be exposed to blackmail.

“No country can be independent in the absence of a national media. Nor can it be independent, if it can be blackmailed by financial means,” PM Orbán said.

The prime minister said that what is at stake at the general election in April is whether Hungary will have an independent government or one that can be blackmailed. The latter would give up national independence and let Hungary be transformed into a migrant country, he said.

PM Orbán said that there is “a smear-campaign being waged from abroad against the governing parties, with the help of international organizations and newspapers”. They are being paid by “interest groups” that expect “a pay-off” if “they manage to achieve” that there is a government change in Hungary, he said.

“Foreign energy companies want to get the profits back they had lost because of the utility price cuts and banks want to off-set the losses they accumulated on the banking tax,” he said.

“In addition, the international political left is working to force migrants onto us with the help of Soros and Brussels, which ought to happen rather soon, already this summer, as it has been by accident revealed by the Belgian prime minister,” he added.

“But we are not alone,” PM Orbán insisted, noting the formation of the Visegrád Group he described as a strong alliance of central European countries. “We are on a common footing with our neighbors, Serbia and Romania, as well and we have allies in Vienna, too,” he said.

The prime minister also pointed out that in the German state of Bavaria a government firmly committed to Christian values had been formed. In addition to this, the governments of leading powers, in Washington, Beijing and Moscow, consider Hungary a friend, PM Orbán concluded.