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Oct 27, 2017 - Zoltán Kovács

PM Orbán on Kossuth Radio this morning: ‘Soros network aims to create a Europe of mixed population’

In his regular Friday morning interview on Kossuth Radio’s program 180 Minutes, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán spoke about the latest European Council meeting and the machinations of the Soros network to aggressively drive a pro-immigration agenda.

“The Soros network has an extensive sphere of influence within the European Parliament and other EU bodies,” the prime minister said, “and its aim is to build a Europe of mixed population and to condemn the Hungarian government for opposing their view on migration.”

Summarizing last week’s summit in Brussels the prime minister remarked that he has been fighting for almost one and a half years to prevent a policy that would jeopardize Hungary’s sovereignty. “There was a great deal of pressure on me to compromise on migration,” the prime minister added, but he managed to postpone the migration-related discussion until December.

Prime Minister Orbán has promoted a security-first response to the migration crisis, strengthening external borders and preventing illegal immigration to maintain one of the most important achievements of the European Union, the freedom of movement of people and goods in the common market. However, the “rabbits are moving in the bush,” he said, referring to the latest proposal by the EP’s LIBE Committee that would change the fundamental principles of Europe’s migration policy and allow immigration without limits.

While the “Soros empire” maintains a list of so-called “reliable allies” in the European Parliament and other EU organs to help them push their agenda, the prime minister stressed that only the Member States can decide who they let through their borders. Hungary and the other member states cannot allow a situation where Brussels or Berlin makes that decision over our heads. “Once they make a crack in this wall, water will flow in. We have to seal that crack,” Prime Minister Orbán said.

We already see a clear division, he said, between the “migrant-free zone – Central Europe – and the countries that have transformed themselves into immigrant countries,” predicting that the future of Europe will depend on the cohabitation of the two groups. “I believe that we should construct the fundamental principles of this cohabitation by taking our differences into account.”

On the V4- Juncker dinner that took place at Commission headquarters last week in Brussels, PM Orbán said that the leaders of the Visegrad Four countries were speaking with one voice on all the issues on the table – on migration, most importantly. “Knife, fork, good manners,” he said.

PM Orbán also addressed the posted workers directive in the radio interview. Though French interests seem to prevail, he said, “we will still have a bigger fight” in order to protect the interests of Hungarian freight sector, Hungarian carriers and drivers. In closing, he then turned to domestic issues such as pension supplements and wage increases in the health care sector.