There’s a high chance in the 2019 European elections that the people will vote for a shift in the EU’s pro-immigration policy, Fidesz MEP Tamas Deutsch said in an interview with daily Magyar Idok.
According to Deutsch there are clear signs of change in Europe, because in the last 2-2.5 years pro-immigration parties and politicians suffered devastating losses. He cited Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto, who said that there are ideologies which successfully build up an artificial world, but they can’t avoid reality forever.
It’s unlikely that the pro-immigration approach in Brussels will change by itself in the foreseeable future, he said. Deutsch called it total nonsense, that European leaders deem it anti-democratic and populist, if people can tell their opinion about migration in a referendum or national consultation, as it happened in Hungary.
According to Deutsch the representation of the interests of Central European citizens is a very tough fight today, but the cooperation of these countries is very fascinating and valuable. He pointed out that instead of soft pressure, the leaders of EU institutions and some member states are now trying to convince the V4 states to change their policies with political tools of unimaginable brutality. He listed the Article 7 procedure and the threats of cutting EU funds as examples.