Alexandra Béni | Jan 18, 2019 | 0
Hungary rejects Austrian chancellor’s “blackmail”
Budapest, January 17 (MTI) – The Hungarian government rejects Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann’s “blackmail” in his remark that countries that refuse to receive migrants should receive less European Union resources than others, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on Sunday.
Hungary has fulfilled the conditions that make it eligible for EU support and these have nothing to do with illegal migration, Szijjarto said in a statement. If European leaders are spending their time blackmailing each other, then they are weakening Europe which is unacceptable, especially in a crisis-ridden period, he added.
Commenting on Austria introducing stricter regulations on migration, Szijjarto said it was “better late than never.” Illegal migration is a much more serious problem than to allow Europe to be “a captive of political correctness” for a year, he added.