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May 09, 2019

PM Orbán: Migration top issue of EP elections

PM Orbán said political thought about migration has been split into two distinct directions: the West is looking at ways to "live together", Central Europe is looking at what to do in order to avoid being forced to live together with migrants

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has highlighted how migration is the top issue of the upcoming EP elections.

During his speech at the Sapientia Transylvanian Science University in Kolozsvár, the prime minister said that migration is the primary issue of the upcoming election while the most fundamental future question is whether Europe will be able to unify diverging opinions regarding it.

PM Orbán said political thought about migration has been split into two distinct directions: the West is looking at ways to "live together", Central Europe is looking at what to do in order to avoid being forced to live together with migrants.

The prime minister said the West wants to erase the differences and force other nations to take in migrants in large numbers, but "this a price for European unity we should not pay", adding that European is not an end, but a means for Hungarians.

PM Orbán said the Hungarian character has always been governed by the rejection of servitude and they don't want to be anyone's underlings while any relationship of subordination must be based on clear and equitable reasons.

At a joint press conference with Hunor Kelemen, President of the Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania (RMDSZ), PM Orbán urged all ethnic Hungarians living in Romania to vote for the RMDSZ candidates in order for Hungarians to have a stronger voice in the European Parliament.

PM Orbán is on a three-day Transylvanian tour during which he will attend several events of the Hungarian minority and the European Council's informal summit in Sibiu on May 9th.