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May 25, 2018

PM Orbán: The state has a duty to act against the organization of illegal migration, a crime that harms national security interests

PM Orbán said protecting Hungary against illegal migration requires new rules that make Hungarian legal provisions crystal clear while repelling attacks from Brussels

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has said the state has a duty to act against the organization of illegal migration, a crime that harms national security interests.

During an interview on Kossuth Radio, the prime minister said Brussels considers the organization and the financial and legal support of migration a human rights issue. But Hungary sees it as a national security issue and action must be taken against migration to protect the security of the Hungarian people, he added.

Commenting on the proposed amendment to the constitution that relates to the “Stop Soros” bill, PM Orbán said protecting Hungary against illegal migration requires new rules that make Hungarian legal provisions crystal clear while repelling attacks from Brussels.

The prime minister added that if the constitution prohibits the forced settlement of migrants in Hungary, then it will be much easier to draw up detailed regulations that are protected domestically and in the international arena.

PM Orbán also revealed that during a recent conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron he had made it clear that Hungary would never support European regulations that strip Hungarians of their right to say who can live in the country.