Budapest, November 9 (MTI) – The president of the European Union should enforce Europe’s regulations rather than criticise those that already do so, Hungarian foreign minister Peter Szijjarto said on Monday.
Referring to remarks by Jean Asselborn, the foreign minister of Luxembourg, the rotating president of the EU, Szijjarto said, “Hungary is one of the few countries in Europe that promote all EU rules concerning migration.”
In an interview on Sunday, Asselborn said “if everyone reacted similarly to the Hungarian prime minister, Europe would withdraw behind barbed wire fences, which is not compatible with humanitarian, democratic or constitutional values. In that sense, Viktor Orban is not European”.
In a statement, the Hungarian foreign ministry quoted Szijjarto as saying that “quite a few European countries neglect Dublin or Schengen regulations; it is a question why Asselborn fails to criticise those states”.