Hungarian foreign minister: Europe faces big challenges
Ottawa/Washington, October 25 (MTI) – Europe faces around five big challenges, Hungary’s foreign minister has told Canada’s CBC television in an interview.
Péter Szijjártó mentioned migration, terrorism, the conflict in Ukraine, energy security and Brexit as the main issues on Europe’s agenda.
In connection with the recent failure of the CETA trade agreement between the European Union and Canada, the minister said “the biggest danger is if Europe turns inward”.
Asked about Hungary’s migration policy, Szijjártó said that the migration issue facing Europe was not a matter of international law or human rights, since the right to a safe existence was a basic human right. No basic human right exists that says someone can choose a country where they wish to live and go there at any price while violating borders, he added.
He reiterated the government’s standpoint that priority must be given to helping countries most affected by the migration crisis near conflict zones such as Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey.