US billionaire George Soros is at talks in Brussels in order to get Hungary and the Hungarian people punished because they voted for ruling Fidesz, which rejects immigration, instead of his candidates at the recent general election, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said on Monday.
Although Soros’s candidates suffered a defeat in the April 8 election, he ignores the outcome of the vote, Szijjártó told a press conference during an intermission of a European Union ministerial meeting in Luxembourg.
Hungarians voted in support of a government that gives priority to their interests and refuses to yield to international pressure to focus on migrants’ rights and encourage migration, the minister said.
On the topic of a draft report on Hungary presented last week by the European Parliament’s civil liberties committee, Szijjártó said:
“The Hungarian people don’t need to be protected from the decisions of the Hungarian people.”
Hungarians have made a clear decision, declaring that Hungary needed to be protected from migration and as well as “the international policy which, instead of aiming to stop it, continuously encourages migration”, he said.
Only the Hungarian government is authorised to represent the Hungarian people, Szijjártó said. This means that neither the EP’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE), Soros, Frans Timmermans, first vice-president of the European Commission, whom Soros is meeting on Monday, nor NGOs are authorised to represent them, he added.
As regards the regular meetings between Soros and Timmermans, the minister noted that
“they are both extremely pro-migration” and “committed enemies of the Hungarian government and Hungary’s migration policy”.
Szijjártó also noted that according to the EC, among the aims of the talks between Soros and Timmermans is finding a way to keep the EU together.
“It’s interesting how the first vice-president of the European Commission needs advice from an international speculator concerning the unity of Europe,” he added.
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