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Mar 12, 2018

PM Orbán says that being forced to accommodate migrants would “crush the country” financially

PM Orbán said that according to a European Union plan, Hungary would be obliged “to accommodate at least 10,000 migrants” at a cost of 9,000,000 HUF each

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has said that being forced to accommodate migrants would “crush the country” financially.

The prime minister said that “we must speak openly” and insisted that “we either spend the money on developments or build a migrant haven”. He added that we are in “imminent danger” of Hungary being “turned into a destination for migrants”.

PM Orbán said that according to a European Union plan, Hungary would be obliged “to accommodate at least 10,000 migrants”.

He said the “empire” of George Soros is working to make Europe a “continent for migrants” and will “attack everyone hindering those efforts; not only Hungary, but the Czech Republic and Slovakia, too”.

“Some seek to flood Hungary with migrants so that the country changes the same way as many western European cities have,” he added.

The prime minister insisted that the yield of the national economy should be spent “on Hungarians, on Hungarian youth, pensioners, and Hungarian municipalities rather than migrants from other countries”.

“Let us resist, let us protect Hungary and let there be a national government that will stand up for the country,” he added.

Meanwhile, Bence Tuzson, minister of state for Government Communication said that if Hungary becomes an immigrant country, the people of Hungary will pay the price for immigration.

“According to Brussels’ proposals around 9 million HUF will have to be spent on providing for every single migrant,” Tuzson said.

He added that the decision on the quota is rapidly approaching in view of the fact that they are attempting to “push through” the new Dublin system, which includes “a pretty clear quota equation”.

“Based on these plans, Hungary would have to already admit over ten thousand migrants before the end of this year, after which an admittance system with no upper limit would come into being, all of which would have serious financial implications,” he added.

“In view of the fact that according to Brussels’ plans some 30,000 euros (9 million HUF) would have to be spent on providing for each and every migrant, the cost involved would be in the region of 100 billion HUF (320 million EUR), which could further increase by several orders of magnitude in future years at the expense of the national budget," he said.