Budapest, August 2 (MTI) – If Europe fails to stop massive immigration, the inflow of migrants will “wash away” the continent, the parliamentary group leader of the ruling Fidesz party said on Tuesday.
Europe must say no to migration, protect its borders and guarantee the safety of its citizens, Lajos Kósa told a press conference. He said it was “hypocritical” of the European Union to continue to support taking in migrants.
Kósa expressed hope of a high turnout in Hungary’s October 2 referendum on the EU’s mandatory migrant quota scheme.
He said all of the terrorist attacks committed across Europe over the past weeks were revealed to have been carried out by people with “migrant backgrounds”. He added that there has been a surge in the harassment of women since the start of the migrant crisis.
Most of the migrants arriving in Europe are illegal immigrants “who begin their lives in the EU with a conscious breach of the law”, Kósa said. “If we want to help these people then we need to help them in their home countries, not in Europe,” he added.
On another subject, Kósa rubbished reports that certain road construction projects would be cancelled. He acknowledged that there were certain projects that had run into problems during the planning stages but said he had no knowledge of any projects that have been cancelled.
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