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Brussels confessed to continued migration says top Hungarian official

Brussels has confessed that its notions of continued migration to Europe do indeed exist. Hungarian State Secretary for International Communications and Relations Zoltan Kovacs, said on Tuesday that the Hungarian government warnings about Brussels wanting increased migration, were correct.

Published: March 1, 2019, 9:09 am

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    “The government regards these as dangerous,” Kovacs told a press conference, commenting on the European Commission’s critical response to the government’s campaign on migration.

    A legal proposal on the compulsory distribution of migrants within the bloc does exist and the European Commission has also confirmed that it was still trying to force the settlement of migrants from outside the EU within this framework, he said.

    The commission has admitted that migrants staying in Greece receive bank cards, funded to the tune of 110 million euros, he said. They have also confessed their desire of strengthening border guard units controlled from Brussels, Kovacs added, noting that German Chancellor Angela Merkel commented how this could only work at the expense of national sovereignty.

    “They also confessed that the European Parliament’s adoption of a proposal on migrant visas, the so-called humanitarian visas, essentially paves the way for the commission to pursue it,” he said.

    Moreover, not mentioned in the EC resolution, is the intent by the EP on increasing funding for NGOs by 570 billion in the next financial cycle, Kovacs said. He said his government was determined to inform the public about Brussels’ plans, and this is why Prime Minister Viktor Orban is sending a letter to all voters.

    The government “won’t be dissuaded from communicating plans that it disagrees with,” he said. “We don’t want Hungary to be a country of immigrants while the Brussels bureaucracy is intent on Europe becoming a continent of immigrants.”

    Kovacs argued that the commission’s job should be to enforce what the European Council decides rather than implementing migration plans in its preparatory work without a consensus.

    A national strike by public employees has been planned for March 14 in Hungary. Kovacs said the government was saddened by some unions taking part in the EP’s election campaign. He highlighted that the government had in recent years launched career and pay-rise schemes for public workers.

    Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann of Baden-Württemberg, a state in southwest Germany, has meanwhile cancelled his meeting with Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto.

    The Green politician said in a statement that he decided to cancel the meeting on Friday because of the Hungarian government’s billboard campaign “against Jean-Claude Juncker”, which is, according to him, “anti-European and against our European values”.

    But Hungary’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto said Baden-Wuerttemberg was an important trading partner and added that he would hold talks in Stuttgart about economic issues, also meeting Mercedes management.

    He said the minister president of Baden-Wuerttemberg was “an extremely biased, pro-migration green politician” and “it is not a problem” that the meeting would not take place.

    Protecting Hungary’s sovereignty was an important policy objective during the bilateral talks held with the United States on renewing the two countries’ defence cooperation too, the foreign minister told parliament’s defence and law enforcement committee on Thursday.

    The draft includes a provision on prospective military infrastructure development projects by the United States in Kecskemet, Tata, Varpalota and Papa, the minister said. He said the draft would first need to be approved by the government to be later ratified by parliament, adding that the defence committee’s opinion would also be sought.

    Answering a question, Szijjarto said the company Airbus has decided to build a plant for making helicopter parts in eastern Hungary to be selected from the two localities competing as finalists for the project.

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