19 June 2019

Viktor vows to fight "leader of pro-immigrant forces in EU"

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France's Emmanuel Macron and Hungary's Viktor Orban have engaged in a political war of words for months amid the French president's threats to sanction EU members which turn away migrants and the Hungarian prime minister's hardline position on the migrant question. reports citing foreign media.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has said that he would welcome anti-immigration parties gaining a majority at the upcoming elections to the European Parliament in May.

In a speech on Thursday, Orban described French President Emmanuel Macron as the leader of pro-immigration forces in Europe and vowed to fight him. "I must fight against him," he stressed.

According to the prime minister, a victory by anti-immigration forces at the elections to the European Parliament would also have the prospects of changes in the EU's executive — the European Commission. Later, Orban said, national elections in individual EU states could change the makeup of the European Council, thus leading to continent-wide shift on the migration issue.

2019.01.10 / 15:39
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