Jun 28, 2017

PM Orbán: We want Hungarians to come first and prosper from economic success

PM Orbán said that in this democracy he can see no one asking the people for guidance except his own party

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has said that although the global elite want Hungary to be successful they only want Hungarians to be in second place.

The prime minister added that he, the government and his party want Hungarians to be the main benficiaries of economic success before anyone else.

PM Orbán said that in this democracy he can see no one asking the people for guidance except his own party. "No one, apart from us, the Fidesz-KDNP government here in Hungary," he said.

PM Orbán made the remarks during the closing event of ruling Fidesz’s “national consultation” campaign in Budapest on Tuesday.

The prime minister also said that the two issues putting Europe’s unity to the test today are migration and the direction the EU is heading.

According to MTI, the prime minister said illegal migration was rightfully being called a modern-day “mass migration wave”. As regards to the future of the EU, he said the question was whether the bloc was heading towards “the Europe of Brussels” or a Europe of nation states.

He said those who are in favor of a Europe of nations are “eurorealists” rather than eurosceptics. “Eurorealists wish to build the European Union on rock solid foundations rather than on sand,” he said. The prime minister argued that the “reality of the Europe of nations” is the only such political foundation that exists today.

No nation can be told who it must live together with in its own country, PM Orbán said, adding that this was a sovereign decision to be made by a nation alone.

The prime minister said multiculturalism had failed in Europe and the EU was now trying to get member states, including Hungary, to pay the price for it.

Hungary’s proposal is that rather than being distributed among member states, migrants should be moved out of Europe, he said.

PM Orbán also said that the “illusion of mass integration” had failed. “It’s painful to say that as good as mass integration may look on paper and in textbooks, the truth is that it doesn’t work,” he said.

Instead, parallel societies are created with rising crime rates and deteriorating public safety, the threat of terrorism and terrorist attacks, he argued.

PM Orbán said only Europe could decide on its own future. “And by this Europe we don’t mean Brussels or European leaders but rather the community of European citizens,” the prime minister said. “But Europe has stopped asking its people for their opinions.”

He said there was a broad consensus in Hungary on the need to protect the country’s migration policy and economic independence from EU intervention.

Hungarians do not want to give Brussels control over Hungary, PM Orbán said. They do not want to give any more powers or transfer more competences to Brussels than those laid out in Hungary’s treaty of accession, he added.

PM Orbán said migration was “good business” for US financier George Soros, but would be even better if Hungary “wasn’t making a fuss about it”. He called Soros a “speculator” running a “vast mafia network” who is a “threat to Europe’s peace”.

Soros has announced his migrant relocation program, “finances organizations bringing migrants into Europe” and “supports the mafia network of NGOs and people smugglers,” PM Orbán stressed.

The prime minister said he expected “hard battles” ahead of next year’s elections, because “Soros will try everything so that Hungary has a government which plays from his music; one which dismantles the border fence and opens up the borders before illegal migrants”.

“This is no longer ideology, it is politics. It is a national security issue; there is no pardon when it comes to Hungary’s security and the safety of Hungarians,” PM Orbán said. He added the Hungarian government would not allow Soros “to have the last laugh”.