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Hungarian PM invites EU ‘refugees’

The prime minister of Hungary has invited West European "refugees". Viktor Orban said Western Europeans who felt persecuted by the open border liberal agenda could seek asylum in his country.

Published: February 12, 2017, 9:23 am

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    His audience welcomed his comments with laughter and loud applause.

    “Naturally, we will take in the real refugees,” Orban declared at his annual state of the union address. “The panicked German, Dutch, French and Italian politicians and journalists, Christians forced to leave their countries will find here the Europe they lost at home.”

    The conservative politician accused left-wing politics, the liberal media and international human rights organisations of flooding Europe with foreigners.

    He also singled out billionaire George Soros for undermining Hungary’s democracy. He said groups partly funded by Soros, who was born in Hungary, needed to be made transparent and identifiable.

    “Large-bodied predators are swimming here in the waters. This is the trans-border empire of George Soros, with tons of money and international heavy artillery,” the prime minister warned.

    Orban is familiar with Soros’ organisations as he had been a recipient of a Soros-funded scholarship when Hungary was transitioning from communism to democracy in the late 1980s.

    Orban warned against Soros’s Open Society Foundation (OSF) “trans-border empire” in his annual state of the nation speech on Friday, the Associated Press reported.

    “It is causing trouble … that they are trying secretly and with foreign money to influence Hungarian politics,” Orban said. It has been revelead that the OSF secretly paid the salaries of staffers working for the Moldovan prime minister from July 2013 to February 2015.

    Orbam said a “worldwide network” has been established to deliver “hundreds of thousands of migrants” into Europe. “The former government of the US and the governments in Brussels and Berlin have ensured that immigrants cannot be stopped, but we have done so,” Orban said.

    An earlier leaked OSF memo confirmed that Europe’s refugee crisis provides “new opportunities” for Soros to exert global influence.

    In 2014, Orban ordered a crackdown on groups supported in part by Norway to uncover financial irregularities.

    Orban has admitted that his refusal of migrants has resulted in “open conflict” with the European Union after Budapest announced on Friday that all of its migrants would be sent to detention centers while their asylum applications were pending.

    International rights groups maintain it is against the United Nations Refugee Convention. Amnesty International called the proposal “yet another disturbing move in a pattern of demonising refugees”.

    “Rounding up all men, women and children seeking asylum and detaining them months on end in container camps is a new low in Hungary’s race to the bottom on asylum seekers and refugees,” said Gauri van Gulik, Amnesty International’s deputy director for Europe.

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