Hungary has reacted strongly to a proposal by the Greens European parliamentary party which suggests relocating Syrian villages to eastern Europe.
János Lázár, the minister heading the Prime Minister's Office, said that all countries had a right to decide what goes on in their territory and with whom its citizens should live.
Lázár said that every single terrorist attack that had occurred in Europe over the past year had in some way been connected to migration. “These acts of terror were carried out by first and second generation migrants," he said.
In light of the above, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán will push for increased European security cooperation and for speeding up the establishment of a joint European army at the upcoming EU summit, Lázár said.
The Hungarian government strongly sticks to its position that families should be reunited in their homelands" and not in Europe, Lázár said.
Meanwhile, Balázs Hidvéghi, communications director for the ruling Fidesz party, said the party's standpoint was further proof that Brussels was working on “speeding up” migration instead of curbing or stopping it.
Hidvéghi asked the green opposition LMP party to clearly state whether they support “setting up migrant villages” in eastern Europe.
“If they do not support it," Hidvéghi asked, "are they prepared to make that clear both in Budapest and Brussels?” In response, LMP said that it did not support the establishment of migrant settlements in Hungary.