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Orbán: People are entitled to know ‘what Brussels is up to’

Orbán: People are entitled to know ‘what Brussels is up to’

People have the right to information about “what Brussels is up to”, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told public radio in an interview on Friday.

The issue of migration “is at stake in the European parliamentary election”, Orbán said.

The government’s recent billboard campaign will bring it home to Hungarians what means Brussels plans to employ to promote migration, he said, vowing to “expose the plans of Brussels bureaucrats”.

The European Parliament’s current “pro-migration” majority seeks to boost migration, “which would be equal to Europe being taken away from Europeans”, the prime minister said.

He insisted that Brussels does not provide Europe’s nation states with any kind of aid to protect their external borders but “advocates schemes to import migrants into the EU through legitimate means”.

Orbán said that plans to extend Frontex were fine in principle but the devil, he added, was in the detail. Under the related plans, the whole of Europe would be protected by 10,000 people, while control along Hungary’s southern borders alone required 8,000 armed guards.

Europe was not up to the task of establishing a border force able to protect the external borders along their entire length, Orbán said, insisting that the borders could not be protected without the participation of member states.

He mentioned Hungary’s request to the EU for reimbursement of “at least half” of the country’s border control costs, noting that the EU “hasn’t given a cent despite pledges”.

In defence of the government’s recent billboard campaign, Orbán said “all seven points are supported by facts”. “Brussels has not contested actual facts”. He welcomed a decision by the European People’s Party to hold a special group meeting to discuss the government’s billboard campaign. “Great, it’s really good because we can at least discuss the seven points that we think are real, while they just argue … Let’s go for it; we are ready.”

Orbán said “Europe’s elite is no longer accustomed to being criticised”. Europe’s institutions, he added, were responsible for Brexit and for allowing “millions of migrants” to enter Europe. New leaders must be elected in the upcoming European elections “who won’t make the same mistakes of the past five years”.

“We cannot sweep those mistakes under the carpet; there is no carpet big enough that would cover those two massive mistakes alone.”

On the topic of the government’s family protection action plan, Orbán said most Europeans lived their lives in a traditional way, putting a premium on the family. “But strange people who choose a strange lifestyle reject the current government proposals,” he said, adding such people should “keep their opinions to themselves” rather than attacking the government.

He said “the vast majority of people” backed measures to help families and added that this was a matter of a national consensus.

Commenting on government plans to help villagers, Orbán said the very existence of rural life was in danger, so in the 2,000 villages where the decline in population exceeds the national average, people will be given the chance to get subsidies to buy, expand and refurbish homes that are not new-builds.

“The village does not belong to the past but to the future, and I believe it’s possible to lead a quality life in the village,” he said.

In connection with the family protection plan, the prime minister praised Mihály Varga, the finance minister, as “a calm man” who is not captive to his emotions. He said he always accepted Varga’s opinion because finances must be in good working order. The country’s ratings upgrade is a great testament to Varga’s work, he added. Varga has a large family and knows exactly what this involves. “And he’s a Karcag man — not from New York; not from the world’s metropolis — so he knows country life.”

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Source: MTI

1 Comment

  1. Sander Driessen

    The EC originally intended to increase the protection of the EU’s external borders until 2020 but now the Member States have postponed the plan. Only until the year 2027 Frontex must be expanded to 10,000 active civil servants. The protection of the EU’s external borders serves only as a placebo to reassure citizens. The EU border agency Frontex, better known as the extended arm of the smuggler helpers, also makes no sense at all with regard to the global migration pact. And in the near future, not only the EU’s external borders, but also Europe and Germany have fallen into disuse. Completely overwhelmed. Everything goes according to plan. The almost daily flooding must continue unhindered. Anyway by train, bus, plane or dinghy, after all, Europe must be permanently mixed and until 2027 the majority of care seekers have probably been here for a long time. And this is exactly what Satan Soros wants. The EU Member States have postponed plans for a major expansion of the EU border agency Frontex by years. The representatives of national governments agreed on 20.02.2019 in Brussels to extend the EU border agency Frontex to 10,000 active civil servants until 2027. The European Commission had already wanted to achieve this goal until 2020. The European Parliament still has to judge the plans. Even now it is not certain whether the number of 10,000 officials will ever be reached. According to the agreement between the Member States, first broadcasts from an existing corps must take place from 01.01.2021. After an assessment of the situation in March 2024, the European Commission will make a proposal to leave or adjust the number. Some countries also pointed to the high cost of enlargement until 2020. Countries on the EU’s external borders, such as Italy and Greece, but also Hungary, have also reserved because they fear a restriction on their national sovereign rights by the EU border agency.

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