Budapest, April 23 (MTI) – The opposition Socialists in 2007, when in government, planned to introduce immigrants into Hungary, and ever since the party has stood on the side of migrants and has foreshadowed the policies of Brussels, a ruling Fidesz party official told a news conference on Saturday.
Citing an article in the Magyar Idők daily, Szilárd Németh, the party’s deputy leader, said the one-time cabinet of Ferenc Gyurcsány, who now leads the leftist Democratic Coalition, had planned to import workers from Asia and Africa with a view to solving Hungary’s demographic and labour-shortage problems.
This is the reason that the Hungarian left wing has refused to support government action to protect the country against illegal migration, he said. It also explains why the Socialists are attempting to block a change to the constitution which would give the state broader powers to combat terrorism, as well as a referendum which seeks to block the European Union’s migrant quota plan.
Németh gave warning of the consequences of allowing the proportion of migrants in any given area to exceed ten percent of the population, saying that in western European cities where this is the case, problems related to crime have risen.