Tamás Cserép | Apr 19, 2019 | 1
Foreign minister urges continued pushback against migration pressure
Contrary to the claims of United Nations and European Union officials, migration pressure on Europe has increased in the recent period, and the continent must continue to stand firm in keeping the Western Balkan migration route closed, the foreign minister said on Thursday.
“UN and EU officials in Brussels and New York want to put us to sleep and give the impression that the migration crisis is over,” Péter Szijjártó told MTI by phone from Sofia.
Szijjártó argued that Turkey apprehended 50 percent more illegal migrants last year than in 2017.
Meanwhile, Spain stopped 57,000 illegal entrants, double the number it registered the previous year, he said, adding that Cyprus had seen a similar rise in the number of illegal migrants. The number of people attempting to breach the Greek-Turkish land border is also rising, the minister added.
Moreover, the European Parliament’s fresh decision to increase funding for “Soros groups” once again makes it clear that “[US billionaire] George Soros is practically dictating Brussels’ migration policy,” ruling Fidesz’s communications chief said on Thursday.
Balázs Hidvéghi reacted to a resolution passed by the European Parliament on tripling funding in the 2021-2027 financial period for NGOs dedicated to preserving democratic values. Under the resolution, eligible civil groups would get 1.8 billion euros in support instead of the originally planned 642 million euros.
Hidvéghi insisted that Brussels wanted to increase funding for “Soros organisations” so that they could “bring even more migrants to Europe”.
He said the vote was “yet more evidence that the EP’s pro-migration majority is following the Soros plan step by step”.
He added that Brussels was also preparing to reduce funding for “member states that go against Brussels’s migration policy” so that the money they withhold from those countries can be distributed among “the pro-migration Soros groups”.
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