Fidesz MEP Balázs Hidvéghi said the link between illegal migration and terrorism is “crystal clear”, yet many in Brussels “continue to repeat the absurd claim that immigration is a good thing and we need it."
“Europe is in a crisis, but Brussels is not capable of providing tangible solutions,” Hidvéghi said in a European Parliament plenary debate on Wednesday. “Just look at what’s happening on the streets of western Europe,” he said. “Islamist terrorists are murdering innocent people, mass demonstrations are being organised in support of a terrorist organisation and there’s a level of anti-Semitic incitement not seen since the Second World War.” Concerning the war in Ukraine, Hidvéghi said that though many in the EU “support the continuation of the war without any criticism, Brussels’s Ukraine strategy has failed”. He said that more than a year and a half into the war, the conflict was no closer to ending, while hundreds of thousands were dying on the battlefield. The MEP cited “the chaos around the EU budget, the unwarranted withholding of EU funds and the deceitful ideological attacks against conservative governments” as more examples of Brussels’s inability to find solutions. “Instead of policies that weaken Europe, we need a leadership that puts the interests of Europeans first,” Hidvéghi said. “It’s time for change in Brussels.”