Viktor Orbán, Hungary’s Prime Minister: Hungary has no intention of caving into pressures from the European Union (EU).
In his September 6 letter, the PM tells Mr. Juncker that unlike other European nations,
“Hungary is not an immigrant country, does not want to become an immigrant country and cannot accept being forced to change this.”
Whereas other European nations such as France and Britain have become immigrant countries due to obligations stemming from their colonial legacy, Hungary “has no colonial past”. Therefore they feel no such obligation toward other nations and groups.
In his letter, Orbán takes issue with Juncker’s definition of solidarity, saying that the transformation of Hungary into an immigrant country against the will of Hungarian citizens, “is not solidarity” but “violence.”
The prime minister also expressed his consternation with the European Commission’s unwillingness to aid Hungary in defending Europe’s borders. Hungary is one of the few European Nations that has actively worked to develop walls and protections around its borders.
“I was stunned and puzzled to read that you and the European Commission refuse to provide funds for the fence, I am convinced that those who do not support the fence cannot and do not want to protect the citizens of the European Union.” Viktor Orbán
Mr. Orbán went on to question the effectiveness of current immigration strategies of the EU, suggesting that present policies seem aimed at encouraging mass migration rather than reducing it, as some states could benefit from the increase in population. For example, such states such Ukraine will lose 22% of their population by 2050.
The PM further argues that this is a horribly short sighted goal, as it pushes immigrants who would normally not pass their nations respective immigration standards to bypass them through illegal migration.
“If instead of defending our borders, the European Commission is willing to finance solely measures and organizations that aim to facilitate the admission of migrants, then we will only give incentives to hundreds of thousands of migrants who wish to move to Europe, instead of curbing migration,” he said.
Hungary Maintains the largest per person rate of asylum applications, receiving over 2000 requests per 100,000 citizens. Surpassing as a percentage of population Germanies massive acceptance of migrants. This large per capita rate of asylum applications shows that Hungary as a nation is experiencing the extreme end of the refugee crises.
Germany accepts almost half of all migrants within the EU but maintains a larger population than most states.
Earlier this summer, the prime minister argued that the EU has adopted migration plans drafted by left-wing billionaire George Soros to bring in a million migrants per year. A which diverges with Europe’s best interests.
Soros has proposed the creation of an EU immigration authority to remove the responsibility for immigration from the individual EU Member States, as an Italian media exposed a Soros-sponsored “Immigration Network” in Italy by tracing the provenance of pro-immigration funding back to dozens of organizations financed by Soros’ Open Society.