Hungary PM Orbán: "Europe is for Europeans, and needs leaders to defend it", "migration should be stopped, not organised"
[VOE] In the radio program "Good Morning, Hungary", Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said that a strong message must be sent to Brussels in the EU elections: "we want change, and a Europe that protects its borders on land and at sea".
He also said that "we want to see leaders in Brussels who don’t want to organize migration, but who want to stop it".
The Prime Minister added that there is a "liberal mafia" ‐ including politicians, journalists and analysts ‐ who are "flush with money", and are working to convince the world that there is nothing that can be done to stop migration.
But, he said, when it turns out that there is indeed something that can be done ‐ when Hungary stops migration on land, Italian Minister of the Interior Matteo Salvini does the same at sea and US president Donald Trump decides to build a wall ‐ then these opponents of migration "start to be treated as hate figures".
Mr. Orbán stated that "the EU elections are about accepting or breaking free" from the way of thinking that such pro-migration people "are trying to force onto us", he stressed, adding that Europe needs leaders to defend it, because Europe is the home of Europeans and Hungary is the home of Hungarians.
He said that the majority of Hungarians "feel a chill run down their spines" when they hear so many European politicians saying that migration is good, but that it should be better organised than it is today.
Asked whether there is any candidate for the post of President of the European Commission that he would support after having withdrawn his backing from Manfred Weber, Mr. Orbán said, "there will be, after the election".
He said that two days after the election negotiations will begin for the selection of future European leaders, and "We’ll see how much support has been received by which political figures in which countries".
Posted by: Besoeker 2019-05-24