Outrageous: The New York Times compares migrants to the victims of the Holocaust
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The number of attempts to illegally cross the border have fallen significantly since the stricter regulations were introduced and rather than undergoing checks and being identified, migrants are instead avoiding the Hungarian border and attempting to enter Europe via new routes
“What we are seeing is that the greatest global danger to the civilized world is not posed by a state, but by a terrorist organization, and primarily by the Islamic State terrorist organization," Hungary's foreign minister said
“Clearly, Mr. Orban is playing the European Union for a patsy,” the New York Times editors write in a piece published yesterday. “At what point will the union have the courage to take action against his policies?”
Hungary's defense minister said that both the US and Hungary think that “a greater military presence is required in crisis zones and peace should be ensured as soon as possible so that local residents can stay and prosper in their homelands”
According to Péter Szijjártó, minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, chances of a settlement in Syria since the war broke out have never been as good as they are today, but there will be no solution if Russia and the United States fail to come to terms on the conditions
Yesterday, the Hungarian Parliament amended the Fundamental Law, our constitution, to allow the national assembly to declare a state of terrorism threat and grant temporary, extraordinary powers to the government.
In his regular, radio interview on Friday morning, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said that, on the EU’s quota system, “it cannot be the case that one member state alone makes a decision and the others suffer the consequences.” He also spoke about the symbolic significance of paying off the loan and that Hungary has good reason to celebrate this weekend.
First reactions are often the same: grief, condolences, sympathy, words to remember the victims and to comfort the families. Hungary’s highest representatives, President Áder and Prime Minister Orbán, were among the first European leaders to express their condolences through letters to their Belgian counterparts.
On Tuesday evening György Bakondi, Chief Security Advisor to the Prime Minister, told public television channel M1 that there is no threat of terrorism in Hungary, but in the event of serious incidents, such as the attacks committed in Brussels, the “strands” must be examined; this is why the Government has increased the national terror alert to Level 2.
“I’d like to express, in the name of the whole country, my commiseration and condolences to the relatives of the victims,” said Prime Minister Orbán today in the Hungarian town of Tatabánya, briefing journalists on the government’s response to the terror attacks in Brussels this morning. Earlier today Prime Minister Orbán and President Áder sent letters of condolence to Brussels and the prime minister issued a public statement.