July 14th, 2017

Gov’t office chief: EU infringement “could decide country’s fate”

European Union infringement procedures against Hungary, such as those concerning migration policy and land sales, could “determine the country’s fate over the next few decades”, János Lázár, the government office chief, told the last of his weekly press conferences before the summer break. At the same time, Hungary has “some two dozen” such disputes with the European Commission, he said, a “normal number”. Out of the 28 EU member states, twelve currently contended with more infringement procedures than Hungary, he said. The most crucial three or four procedures concern migration, Lázár said, insisting that “while the EU seeks to organise migration and open the gates, Hungary maintains that borders must be closed and immigration stopped”.

Lázár said he saw a fair chance that the EC may secure support for its plans to set up a European immigration agency, which would involve “stripping members of the right to determine who lives on their territory”. He added that the idea was proposed by US billionaire George Soros.

Responding to another question on the government’s billboard campaign depicting Soros, Lázár confirmed the government’s earlier position that “no compromises will be made that worsen the country’s security” and no concessions made “with regard to anyone’s background”. “Having half a million migrants at the borders is a security issue,” he insisted, adding that “Jewish communities that raise concerns about the anti-Soros billboard campaign should be aware of that.” He added the government “respects the position of Hungary’s Jewish communities but also takes into consideration the Israeli foreign ministry’s opinion.”

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  • ViktorZorroban

    The EU should not forget that Fidesznik Hungarians are True Freedom Fighters!
    Azért is…
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e2e0aa682a18d38a18535be99dce4701b0425d23aab5951c93e8800039424db9.jpg

    • wolfi

      Not the country’s fate (Hungary is much too robust for that) – but maybe the mafia government’s fate?

  • European Union infringement procedures against Hungary, such as those concerning migration policy and land sales, could “determine the country’s fate over the next few decades”, János Lázár, the government office chief, told

    So Fidesz/Hungary will just roll-over and accept this, or will Fidesz take its responsibility and leave the EU and build the highest wall around it, not just to keep foreigners out, but of course more important – keep Hungarians inside?

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