Viktor Orbán: Europe must regain ‘independence from Soros empire’
The European Union must regain its “independence from the empire” of US billionaire George Soros, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in a speech to the Baile Tusnad (Tusnádfürdő) summer university, in central Romania, on Saturday. Orbán said an “alliance” had formed in Brussels between “the European bureaucratic elite and the Soros empire in opposition to the people”. He said the “Soros plan” involved importing one million migrants to the EU and giving them 15,000 euros each. Moreover, migrants would be distributed among member states by a new EU agency, he said.
Referring to some German politicians accusing Hungary of not being loyal to the rest of the EU, Orbán said that Hungary had spent as much as 260 billion forints (EUR 0.85bn) on defence against the wave of migration, and said that “the EU should not speak about solidarity before they repay what they owe us for protecting Europe”.
Europe must restore its independence and undergo reforms in order to survive and remain European, he added. Reforms should start by putting an end to migration, each EU member protecting their own borders, Orbán insisted.
Promoting migration is not an adequate response to economic problems, the prime minister said. Making an analogy of a castaway drinking seawater, he said: “It is water, but it will only aggravate the problem”.
Orbán said the culture of migrants “is in sharp contrast to European culture”. While in Europe equality between women and men is the norm, in Islamic culture women are subordinated, he said. Further, Muslim communities consider their culture stronger than Christianity. “The stronger never adapts to the weaker,” Orbán said. “Integration can never succeed.” “We can never be loyal to ideas, people or groups that aim to change European culture,” he added.
Referring to his government’s earlier position that economic problems should be addressed through promoting childbirth rather than using immigrants, Orbán said that Hungarian families should have on average 2.1 children to make the country “biologically sustainable”. He said that the government could promote such tendencies through building a pro-family environment. He noted that the Hungarian government collects funds from multinational companies in the form of special taxes to finance its family subsidy system.
“We take away a part of the large profits to give to those who work and raise children thus ensuring the nation’s future,” Orbán said.
Talking about the future of Europe, Orbán said the cardinal question would be whether “Europe continues to belong to the Europeans and Hungary continues to be the land of Hungarians”. Citing the results of a European study financed by the Hungarian government, he said that 64 percent of Europe’s citizens thought that crime increased in line with migration and 79 percent thought that migration would lead to changes in culture. Eighty-one percent of respondents said that migration was a serious problem, which, according to 36 percent of respondents should be addressed by the EU. Sixty-one percent, on the other hand, thought that the migration problem should be resolved by member states. Orbán also said that 25 percent of Hungarian respondents would not give the EU further authorisations, while 61 percent would even reduce the powers of European institutions.
“Here in eastern Europe, 27 years ago we thought that Europe would be our future. Now we think that we are Europe’s future,” Orbán said.
On another subject, Orbán said Serbia’s EU accession should be concluded as soon as possible. The prime minister also called for a “historic” agreement with Turkey and Russia.
Concerning the Visegrád Group which Hungary currently heads, Orbán said that “Warsaw, Prague, Bratislava and Budapest are now on the same page”. He said that the greatest achievement of the past year was that the V4 had gone from strength to strength.
Concerning next year’s parliamentary elections, Orbán said that “it is at stake whether the Soros plan can be implemented and the (border) fence pulled down”. He insisted that as long as he was prime minister “the fence will stay” and Hungary would protect its borders. He added that the opposition “openly advocates” pulling the fence down and allow immigrants in. The opposition “will agree with a complete and mandatory distribution of migrants; they are ready to deliver Europe to a future of a new and mixed (ethnic) composition”, Orbán said. He encouraged his audience to register and cast their ballot, and argued that a strong mother country is a prerequisite to the survival of ethnic communities.
The prime minister added that he thought “Brussels bureaucrats” and Soros are interested in weakening central Europe “seen as an obstacle” to implementing the Soros plan. “There are some forces in Europe which would want a new government in Hungary because that would weaken the V4”, he said.
“Hungary has not been closer to becoming a strong and prosperous country again since the Trianon peace treaty (of 1920) than now”, Orbán said but warned that “that historic chance could again be lost for decades if Hungary has a (new) government serving global interests”.
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