Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on Tuesday that Hungary stood by its border protection practices and it would “not allow in anyobody”.
Orbán told an international press conference that the government had weighed the possibilities following a decision by the Constitutional Court regarding a ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) that found Hungarian legislation on rules and practices in transit zones on the country’s border with Serbia violate EU rules on asylum and return.
“We will do nothing in the interest of changing our border defence practices. We will continue those practices exactly as we have until now, even if the European Court has told us to change them. We will not change them and we will not allow in anybody,”
In the decision, taken earlier in December, the Constitutional Court confirmed that the government must defend Hungary’s constitutional identity; it stated that if European Union institutions do not exercise shared competencies effectively, the Hungarian authorities may exercise them; and it asserted that the relationship between migration and human dignity must be examined from the perspective of the country’s existing, historical population. (Top court: Hungary has right to supplement incomplete EU laws)
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said that he expected a clear stance by the European Commission under which nuclear energy is recognised as sustainable green energy and energy produced from gas is temporarily accepted.
He told a regular government presser that participants in last Thursday’s meeting of the European Council had not come to an agreement on energy prices. At the same time, he said he expected that the majority opinion which surfaced at the meeting will be published in the form of an EU stance by the end of this year.
“The number of those that oppose nuclear energy is not large enough to form a minority that can block its use,” he said.
As a result, he said he expected a clear EU stance showing that climate protection is not possible without nuclear energy and therefore nuclear energy should be ranked as sustainable, green energy.