Budapest, June 6 (MTI) – Certain international forces are working hard today to bring as many migrants to the European Union as possible, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on Monday.
Orbán made the comment in response to a question in parliament by Jobbik concerning Hungarian-American financier George Soros, whom Orbán accuses of being behind efforts to promote migration to Europe.
Jobbik’s Márton Gyöngyösi noted that during the 1980s, Soros funded bursaries for almost all of the founders of the ruling Fidesz party.
“Don’t you think it is hypocritical, opportunistic and dishonest to turn against your former protector?” he asked Orbán.
Orban replied that during the anti-Communist movement the democratic opposition had received funding from various sources and this had never been a secret.
“It’s great that George Soros at the time mobilised his forces against communism, to help its collapse and the withdrawl of the Sovet army,” Orbán said, adding that this had nothing to do with the current migrant crisis. “There are certain international forces who are working on bringing to Hungary … and to other countries of the European Union as many migrants as possible,” he said.
“No matter what his past merits are … what he is doing now goes against Hungary’s national interests …” he said.
Orbán added that Jobbik was not fit to raise any moral issues with any party in Hungary’s parliament.
In response to another question from Jobbik, querying what role Árpád Habony — who is reported to be an informal advisor to the prime minister — has on the edges of government, Orbán said, “I have not found the name of this person in question on the payroll of any government institution or state company, so I do not consider myself eligible to answer this question.”