The new European Commission assuming office in November plans to increase direct funding for towns and villages, distributed not on a political basis but on the quality of their programmes, opposition mayoral candidate for Budapest Gergely Karacsony said on Thursday after meeting European Union officials.
Karacsony said he had met Frans Timmermans, the executive vice president-designate of the EC in charge of climate protection, and assured him that after the local elections Budapest would boost its role in the fight against climate change.
He said he had also met Nicolas Schmit, the commissioner designate for job creation, President of the European Committee of the Regions Karl-Heinz Lambertz, President of the Party of European Socialists Sergei Stanishev, leader of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats Iratxe Garcia Perez, and the secretary general of Eurocities.
MEP of ruling Fidesz Tamas Deutsch said on Friday that a meeting between Frans Timmermans, “the head of pro-migration left-wing forces” and Karacsony served to prepare a pro-migration deal that would give way to hundreds or thousands of migrants to be moved to Budapest. Timmermans wants pro-migration mayors to move migrants into Europe and plans the same for Hungary, he told a press conference.
Timmermans is a supporter of the “Soros plan” and especially of settling migrants in Europe in line with a mandatory quota, which is “partly why we prevented him from becoming the new European Commission president”, Deutsch said. Timmermans would punish countries that refuse to take in migrants by withdrawing EU funds from them and would award member states, cities and local councils that are willing to take in illegal migrants by granting funds to them, he added.
Soros and his people are looking for pro-migration mayors and city leaders who are willing to accept migrants and promise funds to them, he said.