According to the Hungarian government’s response to the European Commission, Brussels intends to legalise and boost immigration.
The document is a detailed response to the commission’s Feb. 28 statement criticising the government’s communications regarding European Union policy on migration. The eight-page rebuttal presents the EU plans and decisions that the government says would increase migration into Europe. Csaba Dömötör, the state secretary of the cabinet office, said various public statements and voting records showed the intentions of the EU. “The plans reflect a clear intention: to legalise immigration rather than stop it,” he said in a statement. “This intention is well served by the introduction of quotas, migrant bank cards and migrant visas.”
Meanwhile, the Government Information Centre said the government advocated honest dialogue, even if this involved disputes. The statement published on the government’s website kormany.hu refers to a Brussels resolution stating that “the possibilities for legal migration must be ensured”. This, it added, “is extremely telling”. “This is not a secret plot but an open intensification of cooperation on immigration,” it added.