UN migration package ‘peril for world’, says Hungarian foreign minister
The United Nations Global Migration Compact is “clearly a peril for the whole world”, which could trigger further waves of migration, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó told MTI by phone from Liechtenstein on Tuesday.
“This package promotes the interests of migrants only, and neglects people who wish to live in security and in stable circumstances in their own countries,” Szijjártó insisted.
Szijjártó said that 40 countries voting against the compact in the UN general assembly “clearly shows” that efforts “to make the package a point of reference” are “devoid of credibility and unacceptable”.
In Liechtenstein, Szijjártó had talks with his counterpart Aurelia Frick, with migration as well as issues around taxation in the focus.
At the talks, Szijjártó said Hungary will not allow a single illegal migrant to enter its territory.
“We consider border control a national security issue and will protect our borders, which we consider an exclusively national competency,” he said.
Parties at the talks voiced agreement that low taxation is key for competitiveness, and each country should be allowed to define its own taxation policy and set its own tax rates. “We are against endeavours to harmonise tax brackets in Europe, because that would lead to higher taxes both in Liechtenstein and in Hungary, and neither government would want to see that,” Szijjártó said.