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Orbán: Fidesz under ‘pro-migration attack’ in EPP

Orbán: Fidesz under ‘pro-migration attack’ in EPP

Hungary’s Fidesz has been “attacked by pro-migration forces” within the European People’s Party, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told public Kossuth Radio on Friday morning.

In his interview, the prime minister insisted that those forces seek to “turn the whole EPP into an international pro-migration organisation” while “the Hungarians want to thwart that”.

“No compromise is possible when it comes to migration and protecting Christian culture,” Orbán said.

The prime minister said he has recently had talks with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and EPP group leader Manfred Weber, and added that he would visit Poland on Sunday to attend a celebration of Poland’s NATO membership anniversary.

Orbán said he was seeking to “change, reform” the EPP so that “it also embraces anti-migration forces” but said that “this dispute might reveal that our place is not within the EPP but outside”.

“If it turns out that we need to come up with a new initiative in Europe, the first place we will have talks is Poland,” Orbán said, and noted that Poland’s Law and Justice party is not a member of the EPP.

Orbán also announced that Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki would address celebrations on Hungary’s March 15 national holiday in Budapest.

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Source: MTI

1 Comment

  1. Sander Driessen

    While the EC is childishly Viktor Orbán, and thus the Hungarian people, punishing for their intention to keep their country clean of ‘strangers’, the European leaders do not see (or do not want to see) what happens elsewhere! There are important developments in the Middle East that largely have been ‘missed’ by the mass media: the Russian president Putin and the Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu are now back in line with Syria. At the end of February 2019 they agreed during a personal meeting that they wanted to return Syria to the situation before the 8-year of civil war. Two days earlier, Syrian President Assad had actually been kidnapped to Tehran where Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei forced him to meet his demands for an exclusive Iranian role in Syria. Then an angry Putin gave Israel a free hand to attack Iranian targets in Syria. The Israeli Prime Minister said this week that a naval blockade of Iranian oil tankers is also being considered.
    On February 25, 2019 Assad was personally pushed by General Qassem Soleimani in an airplane and flown to Tehran where he learned from Khamenei that only Iranian companies should receive all orders for the reconstruction of Syria. Assad seemed to have no choice but to agree. In Moscow Putin and Netanyahu then agreed to strive for the disappearance of all foreign troops in Syria, including Iranian, Turkish and American. Netanyahu broke with his own intelligence services because they had claimed for years that Assad had lost the war and would soon disappear but the reality showed time and time again that the opposite was the case.
    Putin’s renewed agreement with Israel was based upon his anger over Iran, which had completely ‘abducted’ Assad to Tehran to demand him to give Iranians free rein in Syria, both military and in the future reconstruction of Iran. Syria. Khamenei wants Assad to only engage Iranian companies and reject the financial assistance offered by the Arab Gulf states. In retaliation, the Russian president gave the Israeli Prime Minister a free hand to bomb Iran’s military targets in Syria. Only 2 months ago, Israel had been warned to stop these attacks because Russia would not stop Syria and Iran if they wanted to attack the Jewish state with rockets for revenge. However, the path to that long-awaited war is not abandoned by both countries; Iran continues unabatedly with the military build-up in Syria and the support and arming of Palestinian terrorist groups and on March 6, 2019 the Israeli leader declared that he is seriously considering blocking Iranian oil tankers. Because Israel only has a small navy, it will probably need the help of the US that can deploy many more and larger ships.
    The situation in the Middle East can thus change so quickly. That also applies to the equally fragile deal between Netanyahu and Putin. New ‘facts on the ground’ (or at sea) could turn everything upside down again. For example, Israel is just before new elections and Netanyahu still has to deal with accusations and now also a complaint about corruption.
    These are items the EC has to deal with in order to protect the European people and to do what they have promised to do: Safety, Peace and Welfare in the whole EU. Do I miss something?

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