Hungary insists that when it comes to migration, the security of a country’s own citizens must be given priority, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on Wednesday.
During a debate at the European Parliament on Tuesday, it became clear that “Brussels and the United Nations want illegal migrants to come to Europe”, he told a press conference in Budapest. According to a planned resolution, migration will be presented as a human right and its positive effects will be emphasised, the minister added.
This goes against the interests of the Hungarian people, he said.
“We continue to resolutely reject migration becoming recognised as a human right or migration as a positive trend.”
Nor is migration the right response to challenges in the labour market, he insisted. Hungary will resolve demographic and labour market challenges with the help of Hungarian people and Hungarian families, Szijjarto said.
“We want more Hungarian children and more Hungarian families instead of more migrants in Hungary. We love our country and will not hand it over to others,”
“No matter how many times George Soros goes to Brussels and the issue of illegal migration is put on the agenda; no matter how many allies Soros has in Brussels, we will not back down. Illegal migrants will not come here,”
According to Szijjarto, European developments are evolving “in a quite interesting manner” after the Hungarian elections. He listed for major points:
- some people are calling into question the final result of the Hungarian election despite the fact that there was a difference of 1.7 million votes between the first and second placed parties,
- the procedure against Hungary by the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) just four days after the elections,
- a week after the elections George Soros travelled to Brussels to hold talks with the Vice President of the European Commission,
- one day after George Soros’s visit to Brussels, the European Parliament held a plenary session on the UN Global Compact for Migration.