Alpár Kató | Feb 20, 2019 | 1
DK leader holds talks with senior EU officials in Brussels
Brussels, May 26 (MTI) – The migration crisis, Greece’s economic problems, Brexit and the “crisis of values” are serious challenges for the European Union to tackle simultaneously, the leader of Hungary’s opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) party said, after talks with EU commissioners and committee heads in Brussels on Thursday.
Ferenc Gyurcsány held talks with the commissioners in charge of justice and health-care affairs, the presidents of the European Parliament’s foreign affairs committee and internal and justice affairs committee, as well as the head of the EU’s Economic and Social Committee.
He told reporters that that he considered the EU-Turkey accord on migrants to be the most serious challenge faced by the EU.
It is a serious question whether cooperation is possible with a country where human rights are curbed to an unacceptable degree, he said, adding that the accord “may blow up” and collapse itself.
He said the migrant crisis cannot be entirely left for Germany to be resolved and criticised the Hungarian government for lack of solidarity.
“The government’s current policies might yield short-term domestic political gains but will in the long term have dramatic consequences,” the former Socialist prime minister said.