A top official in the Hungarian government has accused the European Commission of working systematically to undermine Hungary’s efforts to secure its national borders.
Zoltán Kovács, Hungary’s Secretary of State for International Communication, told the Budapest based newspaper Magyar Hirlap that “Brussels is preparing to challenge the immigration rules of the Hungarian constitution.”
“They want to force us to change the provisions of our constitution that prohibit migration,” Kovács added.
Kovács’s comments come in response to a recent statement made by European Commission Vice President Vera Jourová where she accused the Hungarian government of propagating “fake news” by explaining to its citizens that EU member states are likely to welcome a new surge of illegal migrants amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Contrary to the Vice President’s statement, the truth is that in recent years the European Commission has systematically attacked all our steps aimed at strengthening the European border, strengthening border protection,” Kovács said.
Kovács also noted that Jourova’s previous work with George Soros, the Hungarian-American billionaire who funds far-left causes across the world, is well-documented and clearly demonstrates her partiality toward pro-mass migration policies.
Hungary’s Secretary of State for International Communication added that the EU had tripled its funding for NGOs for the coming 2021-2027 European Commission budget. Many of these NGOs “clearly support and even organize illegal migration,” Kovács added.
“This also shows that the Committee is working systematically to weaken European border protection and to take away from the Member States, especially Hungary, the means by which it can take effective action against illegal migration,” he concluded.
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