Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said the only solution for handling the issue of migration in the European Union is to give all the rights relating to it back to member states.
The prime minister told a panel discussion during the international 16th Bled Strategic Forum that Hungary does not accept migration as a solution to demographic challenges because migrants, who are mostly Muslims, would change the cultural identity of Europe. PM Orbán said that during the 2015 migration crisis, he was the first to point out that the EU’s approach to migration could destroy European culture. The prime minister noted that already back then his position had been that uncontrolled migration could result in terrorism and social difficulties that the EU was not prepared for. “Migration must be stopped,” PM Orbán said.
PM Orbán added that the EU could be facing another migration crisis as a result of the recent developments in Afghanistan. “The only way to prevent the dispute on migration from destroying the unity of the EU is to give all the rights back to the nation states in relation to migration,” he added. “If we invite others from outside Europe, that will change the cultural identity of Europe,” he said. “We only believe that the … traditional Christian family policy can help us out.”