Fidesz decided to call for a public survey on the issue of migration last week because it wants to guarantee solid support for the government’s related policies, and this in turn would have determining significance with regard to Hungary’s dispute with the European Commission on the issue, incoming group leader of the ruling party, Gergely Gulyás, said in an interview to public radio on Sunday.
As we wrote on Thursday, the government was set to launch a nationwide “national consultation” survey on the “Soros plan”.
Gulyás said it was “very important” that societies in Hungary and central Europe should clearly stand by the policy that says: “It is we who determine whom we wish to live with”.
When Hungary joined the European Union, it did not hand over its immigration policy to common policymaking, he said. It clearly remained within national powers. “It doesn’t bother us if the Germans, Swedes or the Benelux states decide differently, but we want to make our own decisions on this issue,” he added.
Gulyás will take up his new post as Fidesz group leader on Oct. 2.