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Mar 26, 2018

PM Orbán: The rise in the threat of terrorism and the deterioration of public safety are linked to migration

The prime minister said it was not just for cultural reasons that migrants should not be distributed among EU member states, but also because hosting migrants would be beyond the countries’ economic capacities

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has said that the number one issue at stake in the April general election is whether Hungary will become an “immigrant country” and whether security and European culture and way of life can be preserved.

During an interview on Kossuth Radio on Sunday, the prime minister said that the rise in the threat of terrorism and the deterioration of public safety were linked to migration.

PM Orbán also highlighted how it was “unacceptable” that migration was threatening equality for women, which he called “one of the cornerstones of European culture”.

The prime minister added that the continent is full, the borders must be protected and migrants should be kept out of Europe. PM Orbán said if illegal migration is brought to an end, there will not be any migrants to distribute and the European Union would also rid itself of migrant quotas.

PM Orbán also highlighted that Brussels wanted to spend a significant portion of EU funds on migrants and under one EU proposal, Hungary would have to take in 10,000 migrants in the first round of their distribution.

The prime minister added that the 9,000,000 HUF (28,700 EUR) worth of financial aid Hungary would be required to distribute per migrant as part of this scheme would spoil the country’s economic achievements.

He argued that it was not just for cultural reasons that migrants should not be distributed among EU member states, but also because hosting migrants would be beyond the countries’ economic capacities.