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The government spokesman said that the European Commission’s response to a Hungarian government campaign about the EU’s alleged plans to promote migration could be considered as “another tacit admission”. István Hollik told a press conference that the EC had once again confirmed its plans for the forced settlement of migrants, the European Parliament’s approval of migrant visas and the issuance of prepaid bank cards to migrants. The EC’s response clearly shows that it wants to provide a possibility for legal migration, Hollik added. All the EC’s proposals aim to encourage migration to Europe, he insisted, adding that the Hungarian government opposes this because it considers it dangerous. The government insists that all Hungarians be informed of these plans, the spokesman said.
In response to a question, Hollik confirmed a report by daily Népszava which said that Gergely Gulyás, head of the Prime Minister’s Office, and Zoltán Balog, the head of the Foundation for Civic Hungary, had visited Berlin. Hollik said they had held talks with the new head of the Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU) about Hungary-Germany relations. The reason for the meeting was the approaching anniversary of the Pan-European Picnic peace demonstration and the inauguration of CDU’s new leader, he added. It was a long meeting, held in good spirits, he said.