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New York Times editors ‘still don’t get it’ on migrant crisis, says Hungarian government spokesman

New York Times editors ‘still don’t get it’ on migrant crisis, says Hungarian government spokesman

Government spokesman Zoltán Kovács has hit back at New York Times, which criticised Hungary for its migration policy in a weekend editoral, saying they “really still don’t get it”.

In a blog entry on the spokesman’s official website posted on Monday, Kovács said the government of Viktor Orbán had “built a fence on the southern border of Hungary because it’s an external border of the European Union’s Schengen Area.”

“It was not simply “to tighten his border,” as they say, but to defend Europe and uphold treaty obligations, which include preventing illegal immigration into the EU. Maintaining the security and integrity of the borders of the Schengen zone, the borderless area that allows freedom of movement, is essential to the EU’s security and the workings of the internal market. That’s a key point here.”

Kovács continued:

“Strong and secure borders are not making the migration crisis worse. On the contrary! It’s weak, undefended borders that are aggravating the crisis by creating a “pull factor,” encouraging migrants to set out on the dangerous journey. It’s the failure to secure the borders that has fueled an industry of human trafficking that prey on migrants. And it’s the failure to secure the external borders that has led to hundreds of thousands of migrants illegally entering the territory of the EU.”

As we published today, government spokesman has dismissed a report in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung suggesting that Prime Minister Viktor Orbán may be open to a compromise deal on refugee distribution after the 2018 Hungarian general election.

Also we wrote  before, Jobbik’s president gave an interview to New York Times. With a few paragraphs referring to this interview, the US newspaper’s website published an article covering Putin’s visit and presenting the Russia-Hungary relations from the New York Times’ liberal point of view.

Read here the orginal article of New York Times: Hungary Is Making Europe’s Migrant Crisis Worse

Blog entry on the spokesman’s official website posted: The New York Times editors really still don’t get it

Photo: https://commons.wikimedia.org

Source: MTI

3 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    Hitler removed sovereignty from nations. This news paper supports the same intimidation of smaller countries . It is shameful that the US does not control its borders, that is why they need a new immigration law. The uncontrolled immigration in the US is causing problems.

    Why is it countries that had uncontrolled immigration want countries that control their borders to have the same problems as the US, Germany, France.

  2. martaburka

    All European countries lost their sovereignty during WWII, bar the UK that bravely fought on and Germany, that was the bully. Once Germany took over the governments, it was easy to control them. The EU is using the same tactics, trying to eliminate the members’s sovereignty.

    EU countries like Greece and Italy did not control their borders. Now they have a problem processing the illegal migrants and deporting them. The costs are prohibitive.

    Similarly, the US did not control its border and they, like their EU countries, have large problems.

    Why is it that the liberal media supports the intimidation of countries that protected their borders and did not inherit the enormous problems that uncontrolled immigration caused. I wonder how much Soros is paying the Washington Post? I am almost convinced that the writer of the critical article cannot even find Hungary on a map.

  3. martaburka

    The New York times is following the same pattern as the Washington Post. The above comments also apply to them.

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