Viktor Orbán: naive and self destructive immigration politics rules in the EU
by Dalma Tóth
2016 September 16.
He believes the next opportunity to attempt any change in the EU politics is in Vienna on September 24, where the countries of the “Balkan route” are going to meet. He will suggest a correction of the existing failing migration politics there, but he is not sure it will achieve any success.Hungary can do one thing: have a successful referendum to support our efforts to change the immigration politics of Brussels.
Viktor Orbán at the same time stated it is a success that the EU countries agreed, Bulgaria must receive financial help. They made concrete headways about the assistance, which is good news as the costs of defense is significant and the pressure continues to increase on their southern border.The Prime Minister expressed that the best news of the summit was: the V4 group (Visegrad Four: Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary) were the only countries, that brought concrete suggestions how to reform the EU, what should happen and explored how to make nation level cooperation more successful while keeping it voluntary with less friction. It shows – he explained – the meeting between the V4 Prime Ministers was very successful.
He stated the members of the summit accepted a schedule which shows the main stages of the process which will crystalise in a document next year in Rome and will end the self-evaluation process after BREXIT. In this document the V4 will represent a strong and clear opinion – he added.
According to Viktor Orbán, Germany and Greece are the two key countries which are crucial to solving the present crisis. Until Germany does not have an upper limit for accepting migrants, it will continue to draw masses there. Greece should finally show its compliance with the Schengen rules and stop all the illegals entering Europe. Until these two countries change their politics, we can only do one thing: continue to work within the Schengen/Dublin regulations and stop all the illegals with the use of law and force.
He touched on: Hungary suggested new policies for non-EU member states to handle the increasing tensions in the area and to compensate for EU’s failing influence.
Viktor Orbán said: today the registration centers and camps lack of military support outside of the EU and that is why Hungary supports a unified EU Army. Multiple countries supported the notion to coordinate better between the armies of the state members.
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He thinks Hungary is one of the most compassionate countries because if it would not defend the external borders of the EU, that would cause serious problems in other countries. Hungary accepts the extra costs of that, as we defend not only ourselves, but all other nations in Europe.
The PM emphasized: For many in Brussels are not clear on the issue that the case of the migrants are not simply a humanitarian question, but there is a serious consequence about the identity of the destination countries and that applies for the ones just transit states too. Hungary wants to keep its identity!Viktor Orbán, answering a question, explained that in the summit Prime Minister of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel stated his government has a different opinion than Jean Asselborn, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Luxembourg, and he is not representing the official point of view of his country. Asselborn on Tuesday made a statement to the media, suggesting Hungary temporally or permanently should be excluded from the European Union because this is the only way to keep the values of the European community.
Also in an answer another question, he said that conservative political thinking means the return to our roots, the old European values we left behind and this distance is what causing our failures.