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Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has told public radio that the European Union wanted to allow 34 million migrants into the bloc, and planned to “give them housing, social benefits, citizenship and voting rights.”

Referring to financier George Soros, Orbán said the EU’s goals amounted to “implementing the Soros plan”.

In a regular interview with Kossuth Radio on Friday, Orbán said: “If leftists gave voting rights to 34 million people in Europe, they could count on their votes for a long time.”

Orbán said Hungarian left-wing parties were working to implement the same plan in Hungary, by bringing migrants to the country “who would then vote for them”.

“We can’t allow them to transform Hungary,” he said.

Orbán said that regarding the EU’s multiannual budget and its pandemic recovery package, Hungary insists that economic matters should be separated from the “politically controversial” rule of law conditionality.

“We could approve the budget and the recovery package swiftly and without ado, and put aside the decree stirring political debate, the so-called rule of law decree, to be discussed later,” Orbán said, adding that Hungary and Poland have agreed to represent that standpoint.

Orbán said that according to an agreement signed by the Hungarian and Polish prime ministers, the two countries would represent the same views in the debate, and neither would accept stances the other was opposed to.

Referring to reports that Poland was ready to give up the veto if the EU added a declaration to the decree to detail its implementation, Orbán said “adding some declaration … won’t cut it. Hungary is adamant that the two issues should be separated.”

Commenting on the suggestion that 25 of the EU’s member states could agree to set up the recovery package without the outliers, Orbán said he was not aware of such a possibility.

“But if that happened, what would be wrong with that?” The EU could agree on the budget later, and Hungary “would not lose money,” he said.

Regarding the recovery package, Orbán said Hungary would welcome a way to avoid taking out loans jointly with high-deficit countries like Italy and Greece, instead of whom the other countries might be forced to pay the debt. Hungary participated in the scheme “as a favour, a gesture of solidarity”, he said.

Commenting on a proposal by European People’s Party group leader Manfred Weber that decisions on issues concerning the rule of law should be left up to the European Commission while disputes should be settled by the Court of Justice of the European Union, Orbán said: “Everyone’s talking all kinds of nonsense and this is also true for Mr. Weber.”

“We’re not stupid, we weren’t born yesterday, we can put two and two together,” the prime minister said, insisting that Weber’s proposal meant that the EU wanted to “force anything onto member states that can be painted as a rule of law issue with a simple majority vote”.

Orbán said the EC’s migration-related proposal made “no attempt to hide the intention that they want to provide housing and welfare entitlements and grant citizenship to 34 million migrants”.

“They want to be able to shoot down Hungary and Poland’s opposition to migration with a simple majority vote,” he said. “That’s what this is all about, that’s what the so-called rule of law tool would be used for.”

Asked if the case of long-time Fidesz MEP József Szájer, who this week quit the party after violating lockdown rules in Brussels and a motion by EPP members for a vote on expelling Fidesz MEP Tamas Deutsch from the political family’s European Parliamentary group were Brussels’s way of turning up the pressure on Hungary, Orbán said this was a malicious interpretation of these developments, “especially when it comes to the Germans, but we can’t rule anything out”. The prime minister added, that he saw no evidence that the two issues and the budget debate were related.

Concerning the pandemic, Orbán stressed the importance of making a safe coronavirus vaccine available to the public as quickly as possible. “We mustn’t let political considerations or the interests of pharmaceutical companies get in the way of this, which is why we have to negotiate both with the East and the West,” he said.

Commenting on the UK’s approval of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine and preparations for a mass vaccination programme, Orbán said: “Those who quit [the European Union] now follow their own path, they’re looking for a solution of their own and are able to protect the health and lives of their citizens quicker than those of us who stayed.”

The prime minister reaffirmed that health-care workers and patients in the most critical condition would be the first to be administered a vaccine when it becomes available.

As regards the status of coronavirus-related restrictions in Hungary beyond Dec. 11, the prime minister said the government would decide on the next steps at a meeting of the operative board coordinating the response to the epidemic on Monday. He added that it had been made clear at earlier meetings that scientists and doctors firmly oppose any major relaxation of restrictions.

Concerning this Sunday’s parliamentary elections in Romania, Orbán said Romania was an important economic partner for Hungary. “We’ve tied ourselves to the Hungarian community there and whenever we go there, it means money for Romania,” he said.

Orbán said Hungary and Romania had a shared interest in both countries having stable governments and urged the Hungarian community to back the ethnic Hungarian RMDSZ party on Sunday.

Source: MTI

8 comments
  1. Another pathetic attempt made by Orban to divert attention from all scandals Fidesz is involved and from the fact that Poland has dropped its veto to EU plan for Recovery Funds….
    Goulash with ears is alone and acts like a wounded wildboar.

  2. Believe that and you’ll believe anything. It’s purely for a domestic audience and is a complete distortion of the truth.

  3. I’m not ‘leftist’, but Orban sounds like a lunatic when he says things like this with no evidence – does he really think people believe what he is saying?

  4. How PATHETIC it is that Mario – who judging by his past comments in nothing but an ‘outlet’ for various E.U. fecal gases (i.e. a real arsehole)- yet again feels the need to LIE, LIE, LIE about Hungary.

    What ‘scandals’ involving FIDESZ is this intellectual midget referring to in his most recent comment ?

    The actions of a morally-degenerate politician in Brussels do NOT for one second imply – yet alone implicate – other FIDESZ politicians or the party itself.

    He has done the ‘honourable thing’ by resigning from not only the European Parliament (a true cesspit) but also is no longer a member of FIDESZ (through his own volition).

    The results of his stupidity will be personal and financial, lasting long after any embarrassment at various levels.

    As for Mighty Mario’s claim that “Poland has dropped its veto to EU plan for Recovery Funds”, he has placed far too much importance on some comments made by one Polish DEPUTY Prime Minister to a second-rate German news outlet.

    The OFFICIAL Polish position – elucidated again yesterday by its PRIME MINISTER – is 100% in alignment with that voiced by Hungary and (for idiots like Mario) it has not changed over the past week.

    Empty words and written ‘guarantees’ from the E.U. have been revealed for what those are – LIES, LIES, LIES (just like all comments from Mario, the E.U.’s chief ‘B.S. artist-in-residence’ within Hungary).

  5. BS*ARTISTS – the Polish story was carried by Reuters, which is a UK company owned by Thompson Reuters, which is Canadian. Neither second rate nor German.
    Reuters
    THU DEC 3, 2020 / 2:26 PM EST
    Poland ready to drop EU budget veto for EU summit declaration on rule of law
    Jan Strupczewski

  6. Perhaps Simon should take a break from examining his navel to read “WORLD MIGRATION REPORT 2020” published by the U.N.’s International Organization for Migration (I.O.M.).

    That – together with numerous written ravings from George Soros and recent comments by his European Commission / Parliament arse-lickers – more than justify the comments made yesterday by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

    And yes, Simon, most Hungarians really DO believe what Orban is saying – he is one of the very few politicians in this country (and Europe !) who actually makes any sense.

  7. Perhaps Simon should take a break from examining his navel to read “WORLD MIGRATION REPORT 2020” published by the U.N.’s International Organization for Migration (I.O.M.).

    That – together with numerous written ravings from George Soros and recent remarks by his European Commission / Parliament arse-lickers – more than justify the comments made yesterday by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

    And yes, Simon, most Hungarians really DO believe what Orban is saying – he is one of the very few politicians in this country (and Europe !) who actually makes any sense.

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