Foreign minister Peter Szijjarto – Photo: MTI

Szijjarto: Hungary wants to stop migration

Some want to manage migration, Hungary wants to stop it, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said in an interview published in the online edition of German daily Suddeutsche Zeitung on Saturday.

Szijjarto said it was an excellent development that Hungary and Poland managed to agree with Brussels on the rule of law mechanism and, for the time being, it seems the exclusion of ruling Fidesz MEPs from the European People’s Party had been taken off the agenda.

“We have been the target of attacks linked to so-called concerns over the rule of law for ten years and the experiences could not be called positive, neither in terms of equity or fairness,” he said.

He added that these attacks were conducted “repeatedly with a disregard for facts and based on perceptions and political ideologies”.

He said the Hungarian government has now prevented the possible withdrawal of EU resources over political and ideological differences.

The full interview can be read in German here.


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