Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has said that he does not support a European Union budget that takes money away from farmers, research and development and regional development to give to countries that take in migrants.
During an interview on Kossuth Radio, the prime minister said the EU budget negotiations were expected to take a long time and he noted that a joint budget for seven years must be unanimously agreed on.
“As long as Hungarians do not give the go-ahead, there’ll be no budget,” he said. He added that migrants should not be given “a single cent” and the relevant support should be provided by member states from their own budget.
The prime minister also announced the appointment of three deputy prime ministers to the new government. Interior Minister Sándor Pintér will be deputy prime minister in charge of a new centralised office that will also function as a unified intelligence service, Mihály Varga will be deputy prime minister in charge of the national economy. Zsolt Semjén will retain his post in a general capacity.
MTI reveals that a new prime minister’s office in charge of policy enforcement will coordinate the work public administration state secretaries in other ministries. The office will work together with the Government Control Office and the united intelligence service.
PM Orbán also highlighted a plan to amend the constitution to outlaw the relocation of migrants to Hungary will go ahead in the new government cycle.
The prime minister said the so-called “Stop Soros” package of bills, which the government submitted before the April 8th election, is a related effort. “Soros’s shadow army should come out into the light,” PM Orbán said.
The prime minister said migration was not a matter of human rights but an issue of national security. Those in the government who handle migration issues should have access to the tools of national security, he said. Non-Hungarian citizens who support illegal migration will be filtered out from the country, he added.