- 22 Feb 2019 8:15 AM
- Hungary Matters
The issue of migration “is at stake in the European parliamentary election”, Orbán said. The government’s recent billboard campaign will bring it home to Hungarians what means Brussels plans to employ to promote migration, he said, vowing to “expose the plans of Brussels bureaucrats”.
The European Parliament’s current “pro-migration” majority seeks to boost migration, “which would be equal to Europe being taken away from Europeans”, the prime minister said.
He insisted that Brussels does not provide Europe’s nation states with any kind of aid to protect their external borders but “advocates schemes to import migrants into the EU within a legal framework”.
EU leaders, including European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, “constantly talk about making legal migration to Europe possible,” Orbán said, adding that the EP has taken “several pro-migration decisions” aimed at “giving many billions of forints to civil organisations that promote migration”.
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