Budapest, September 14 (MTI) – Recent remarks by the foreign minister of Luxembourg and by the president of the European Parliament “attacking Hungary” will “seriously aggravate” Europe’s crisis, Péter Szijjártó told MTI on Wednesday.
The Hungarian foreign minister referred to his Luxembourg counterpart’s demanding that Hungary should be expelled from the European Union, and said that Jean Asselborn had “launched an ignoble attack on Hungary”. “Hungarian people face the shocking fact that the country is being attacked from within the EU because of its fighting illegal migration,” Szijjártó argued.
Asselborn and EP President Martin Schulz, who had suggested in a recent interview that “some countries would receive but refuse to contribute”, are “only interested in getting as many illegal immigrants to Europe as possible”, Szijjártó said. “They claim that anyone is allowed to say anything but once you say otherwise, you will be ostracised and stigmatised,” Szijjártó said. “This is unacceptable, non-European behaviour. The Hungarian government will do everything in its capacity that Europe does not proceed in that direction,” he said.